Pep Guardiola lauds Bernardo Silva: It's him and ten others

Pep Guardiola lauds Bernardo Silva: It's him and ten others

Left foot, right foot, it did not seem to matter for the Argentina ace as he took his tally at the national stadium to five - another City club record - and scooped the man-of-the-match prize.

Pep Guardiola insisted that Phil Foden will be a Manchester City player "for a long time" following the 18-year-old's impressive display against Chelsea in the Community Shield.

All eyes were on Jorginho, the man touted as the magician who would facilitate Chelsea playing Sarriball from day one.

Sarri, the new managerial import from Napoli, will be aware of the scale of the operation he has assumed control over. He played a few games last season, and now he is more mature. The match was barely minutes old before he had twice surrendered possession in careless areas.

Pedro and City summer signing Riyad Mahrez had attempts at goal, before Caballero's defiance prevented Aguero from completing a hat-trick with a volleyed effort.

The arrival of Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, who played in all of his team's matches at the World Cup, provides a solution to Liverpool's one obvious weakness, and should mean Juergen Klopp's team is a genuine contender for the Premier League title this season.

"We have the idea to press".

Beating Guardiola's City and ending Chelsea's Community Shield draught that dates back to 2009 would be an ideal way of laying down an early marker.

Not a bad start to the season for Manchester City
Not a bad start to the season for Manchester City

It was a typically predatory finish and he netted again after the interval, prompting Guardiola to salute his star's sharpness at a stage of the season when many of his peers are still rusty.

Maurizio Sarri has had only a couple of weeks to work on his new Chelsea squad after the protracted firing of Antonio Conte.

The Premier League season is upon us, and a raft of questions and queries surround each team.

At the back, Claudio Bravo begins in goal, while John Stones, back from his post-World Cup holiday, is alongside Aymeric Laporte in defence.

Vying for the glorified friendly on Sunday, will be Chelsea and Manchester City, looking to kick off their campaign on the brightest note possible as they return to Wembley.

The Spaniard was delighted with his team's performance in baking conditions that sapped the energy from exhausted legs but still ensured they became the first Premier League champions to win the trophy since Manchester United in 2013. But with driven boss Guardiola at the helm, they seem certain to be back among the silverware this term.

Gomes will just be hoping for a little more game-time under Guardiola as City enter the 2018-19 campaign with designs on extending their dominance in English football.

"It's a minor title, everybody is going for the Premier League, the FA Cup or the Champions League".

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