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Maurizio Sarri reveals who he wants Chelsea to sign this week

05 August, 2018, 14:44 | Author: Rachael Silva
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Pep Guardiola has revealed that fear of failure has been the driving force behind his spectacular success at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now Manchester City as he prepares for the new campaign.

Chelsea will face Manchester City.

With Thibaut Courtois yet to return, and also subject to links with Real Madrid, the Brazilian is a straightforward choice ahead of Willy Caballero. Every season being there is the most important.

While neither side will be at full strength due to the hangover of the World Cup, take a look at our top three Chelsea vs Man City predictions below.

Alonso was one of Chelsea's standout performers in a disappointing season, scoring seven times as he was named in the PFA Team of the Year.

City had been ambushed and the frustration for the Premier League champions is that Jorginho surely would have been lining up for them in Sunday afternoon's Community Shield if Chelsea had replaced Antonio Conte with someone other than Sarri.

The 25-year-old narrowly edges out Nicolás Otamendi in the role simply for his athleticism and defensive awareness, which make him more of a complete defender.

"The match [the Community Shield] is very hard for one reason: they have worked together for two years and we started two-and-a-half weeks ago, so for us it will be a very hard match".


"Play from the back, build from the back, try to help the guys, try to be in line. Then it depends on the club, but I want to stay here for a long time".

For Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas is a doubt with a minor knee injury.

The 36-year old now the second choice shot-stopper in the side is expected to start in goal in absence of No 1 keeper Courtouis.

How could Silva not make a combined XI? Sometimes when you don't speak to them is when they play better.

"Maybe it was a bit late to announce that, but if you don't want to come, don't come, and good luck with Chelsea". Eden Hazard to coolly convert the winning spot-kick.

"I am ready, I am ready", said Guardiola of City's title defence.

They left the rest so far behind last season that they didn't even have to glance over their shoulders.

"In terms of results, in the Premier League I can not overcome the results, the numbers of last season, but in the way we play, yes", he said.

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