First big shock in England. Chelsea face defending champion Manchester City in the Community Shield this Sunday. In their last match the Blues showed some interesting things despite the defeat against Arsenal in the International Champions Cup.
Sarri’s team in Naples was known for its intensity and it seems that Chelsea players have already understood his philosophy. On several occasions, Arsenal players have been harassed by Chelsea and forced to make mistakes. At the recovery of the ball, it is Jorginho who is at the heart of quick raises. The former Napoli player is spearheading the “Sarriball” method in his new club. On the Citizen side, the preparations started very badly, chaining two defeats in a row against Dortmund and Liverpool. In their last match, things started badly. Led 2-0 until the 45th minute, Guardiola’s men were able to count on a Bernardo Silva of madness, author of a double, to reverse the trend and win 3 to 2. An impressive mental strength that can necessarily serve for this next game.
Sarri will, presumably, have to do without Hazard, Courtois and Willian who are in the process of leaving.
Guardiola could count on the return of Riyad Mahrez back to training after his injury exit against Bayern.
This season, Sarri can count on the young Englishman Hudson-Odoi, author of a pre-season of high flight.
Guardiola could decide to line up Bernardo Silva with two goals and one assist in two games.
Chelsea began his preparation quite late, on July 16 precisely. While Man City started on July 10
First big test for the former coach of Napoli, Sarri. With a late arrival on the bench and a preparation started rather late and truncated by the absence of the globalists, may have to align a rather new team against Manchester City, Sunday at Wembley. The Skyblues started their preparation in the hard by conceding two defeats. In the match against the Munich, the Citizens made a catastrophic start to the match, losing 2-0 in the 45th minute. Manchester City has managed to reverse the trend, winning this game 3 to 2. An abnegation that can count for the rest of the season. Small advantage in City that seems more advanced in physical preparation than Chelsea
Bet of the day:Manchester City