Chelsea have lost each of their last two games against City.
Up ahead in attack, with Willian unlikely to play and Eden Hazard still on holidays, the Chelsea manager is likely to give the nod to Alvaro Morata, Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi. "He's one of the absolute best".
"I'm very happy", Sarri said.
The former Napoli man is key to Maurizio Sarri's style of play and triggers action in the final third with his impeccable passing accuracy - making him the flawless link man from defence to attack.
"I think he has the potential to stay with us, play with us and improve with us". Riyad Mahrez is their first and probably last transfer in and no big names are likely to leave.
Saturday will mark the tenth anniversary of Sheikh Mansour's purchase of the club and what a transformation he's made.
Sunday's clash is an highly-anticipated one as it pits Maurizio Sarri and Guardiola against each other for the first time since the Italian manager has taken charge in West London.
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At 16, there were a lot of good players, a few internationals in the team at a young age so it was hard for me to stand out.
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The failed Pickford move means Chelsea believe they have exhausted their options in terms of a replacement for Courtois . The 26-year old Courtois want the move to happen but is reluctant to do anything unnecessary to hurt the team.
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She continued, "When somebody is crying out for help, I believe, the coach along with the coach's wife have a duty. When Meyer was hired by the Buckeyes, Smith again joined the staff as a receivers coach and ace recruiter.
The record books are on Guardiola's side, with the City manager having won three consecutive titles at each of his previous clubs, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Cesc Fabregas's ability to control the tempo of the game and take responsibility in the middle of the field sees him edge out his younger rivals. Influential talisman and ex-Chelsea player, Kevin de Bruyne, will not figure in midfield so soon after his return from the World Cup and the inexperienced Lukas Nmecha may well be given at least some time up front.
Can Manchester City pick up where they left off last season or will they have a serious challenger?
Chelsea and Manchester City meet in the Community Shield on Sunday with the result nothing more than academic but the game itself still has plenty of intrigue. "They have worked together for two years and we started two weeks and a half ago".
Where is Chelsea vs Manchester City Community Shield match played? "The mentality right now is the Community Shield, but the Premier League shows how you are as a team", he said.
But the duo are sure to be key going forward as City attempt to become the first team since Manchester United in 2008-09 to retain the Premier League crown.
"We have very good midfielders, but maybe a midfielder with different characteristics [would be a good fit]".