Chelsea vs. Manchester City - Football Match Report

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If City looked more polished than their opposition it's because they are.

"Phil Foden is ready for the Premier League, he was last season and now he has one more year's experience", said Guardiola.

It was clear from the start that an attack of Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero was going to dominate proceedings and that's exactly how it panned out in the first half.

That's an ominous sign for the other sides with title aspirations. City finished 30 points ahead of Chelsea.

Maurizio Sarri admits Chelsea must improve after their humbling Community Shield defeat to Manchester City.

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Guardiola's plan to put consistent pressure on the 26-year-old seemed to work, as the Blues seemed to miss the services of World Cup victor, N'Golo Kante.

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. Hudson-Odoi's 35th-minute effort was their only strike on target in the match. Gone is the back three, replaced by a flat back four: the marauding wing-backs now cautious full-backs holding the line.

Chelsea: Caballero 6, Azpilicueta 5, Rudiger 5, Luiz 5, Alonso 5, Jorginho 5, Fabregas 5, Barkley 6, Pedro 5, Hudson-Odoi 7, Morata 5. Now they need Alvaro Morata - a struggler on Sunday - to click. If the trial is canceled before the weeklong period, football fans can watch the Chelsea vs. Manchester City trophy match free of charge.

"Now we're set for the next one and prepare game by game and we'll arrive in April, May and June and it depends what we've done during the process".

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And it appears his decision to come back was down to a hunger not to lose his place in the City side.

Moving away from a three-man defence means players adapting to slightly different positions and a new shape, and some fine-tuning is required before they can really show what they could be capable of this season.

City outplayed Chelsea on the hallowed turf of Wembley in a one-sided game that flattered Chelsea somewhat by only finishing 2-0, with Sergio Aguero scoring the elusive 200th goal of his City career before adding another later on.

There were loud cheers from the Chelsea end when Jorginho's name was read out before kick-off - and plenty of jeers from the City end, too.

This season they will be determined to go all the way in the Champions League having been knocked out by Liverpool at the quarter-final stage last campaign. However, despite Jorginho racking up plenty of touches here, City's high press restricted his options and on several occasions nearly forced costly errors.

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