Riyad Mahrez, Leroy Sane start for Manchester City

Riyad Mahrez, Leroy Sane start for Manchester City

Riyad Mahrez, Leroy Sane start for Manchester City

The news comes after City swept aside last season's FA Cup winners Chelsea with a 2-0 win in English soccer's annual curtain-raiser, the Community Shield, on Sunday.

Two returning players, and two world class upgrades, IF he can keep them at Chelsea. But ahead of them is Jorginho, a central midfielder keen to dictate the tempo, and excitement on the flanks from Hudson-Odoi and Pedro, in spaces Eden Hazard is likely to thrive in. How many players are missing? But should they remain at the club, Sarri has a number of players who already possess the attributes required, and should help with the smoothness of this transition between styles and formations.

With Alvaro Morata having struggled to show even a slice of the cool finishing often on display by the Argentinian in his debut season in England, it's was a no brainer as to who got the nod.

These will include Eric Garcia, Cameron Humphreys, Douglas Luiz and Lukas Nmecha.

The Premier League transfer window closes on Thursday (5pm). The Blues have failed to win any of their last four appearances in the tie.

The squad will be nearly identical to the one that smashed all sorts of Premier League records last season and they're understandablyodds-on shots to be the first to retain the Premier League title in ten years but a disrupted start to their 2018/19 campaign is a distinct possibility.

While it was Sergio Aguero who won the man of the match award for his two goals, it was 18-year-old Englishman Phil Foden who stood out the most in a sky blue shirt.

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Manchester City begin the defence of their Premier League title against with a trip to Arsenal next Sunday (16:00 BST).

A midfield marvel set to be unleashed. It may be a few games before it clicks into place, but if it does, then Chelsea could be Premier League challengers further down the line.

Against a weakened Manchester City side, Jorginho has a relatively easier initiation into English football.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri responded by bringing on Danny Drinkwater for Fabregas and William for Hudson-Odoi, but City continued to dominate and Mahrez curled an effort wide as they looked for a third goal. Looks like he could be a useful member of Sarri's Chelsea.

Chelsea look in much better shape than Manchester City at the present moment, with the Citizens still short staffed heading into the Community Shield tie.

A squad of largely fringe and youth players made the trip to the States, where City lost 1-0 and 2-1 to Dortmund and Liverpool before coming from 2-0 down to beat Bayern. Under the rules of the FA Community Shield, in the event of a level score after 90 minutes, the teams go straight to the penalty shootout, with no extra time played.

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