Chelsea's Willian: Barcelona made bid but future is with Maurizio Sarri

Pep Guardiola faces the challenge of trying to improve on Manchester City's record-breaking season. EPA

Pep Guardiola faces the challenge of trying to improve on Manchester City's record-breaking season. EPA

Manchester City cruised to an impressive 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

Premier League clubs voted to change the dates of the summer transfer window last season, meaning that sides will not be able to bring in players beyond the start of the season. The worry for the rest of the Premier League is they have the appetite for more.

"Speaking on which club is favorite to compete for the EPL title this season, Jesus was quoted by Daily Mail as saying: "(Manchester City) can be considered as favorites because we are the current champions.

Claudio Bravo gets the nod in goal, Sergio Aguero a spot up front and Fernandinho will captain the side.

"The performance of Bernardo Silva was a masterpiece", the City boss said.

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Do you agree with our manager , Blues? "The important thing is that they play better, not their relations with the manager ". There is one player in particular though who is likely to come under the spotlight from both sets of fans at Wembley.

"I think at the end of last season, the knee operation.he suffered the previous years with a little bit of a problem and Ramon Cugat, the best doctor in the world, made the ideal surgery and now he feels free".

"Sergio was so sharp, so good", said City's Pep Guardiola.

Where City were quick and incisive, Chelsea looked disjointed, with the Brazilian-born former Napoli midfielder a bag of nerves in front of a new four-man defence.

"Phil is part of the first team".

Although the midfielder featured in City's final game of last season, it was only to ensure he had played sufficient matches to claim a title medal.

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While Guardiola was all smiles, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri admitted the team's hectic pre-season schedule has left his players unable to adapt to his tactics. "Our pre-season until now has been a bit insane I think and so we have to work".

"There is no doubt we have to work hard to improve quickly", states Sarri, who has conducted his press briefings in English so far, despite his limited grasp of the language.

"We have the idea to be in control of the match but today we were not in control of the match". Having Eden Hazard back after his post-World Cup break will be a major boost.

"I prefer in this moment to stay on the pitch with the players only for training". "He did it really well, in time he will be a football player for us for a long time".

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