Published: Sun, August 05, 2018
Sport | By Victor Mcdonald

Community Shield 2018, Chelsea vs Man City

Community Shield 2018, Chelsea vs Man City

The Community Shield season opener is just around the corner and Chelsea will be keen to take their chance on securing an early trophy under new manager Maurizio Sarri. Yet the situation changed when Sarri, who built his Napoli side around Jorginho, ended his wait to join Chelsea.

The 25-year-old narrowly edges out Nicolás Otamendi in the role simply for his athleticism and defensive awareness, which make him more of a complete defender.

Jorginho's change of heart was the kind of twist that can tear friends apart.

The manager has confirmed his record £60 million ($78 million, Sh7.8 billion) signing is in contention to start the match after he was forced off during last weekend's final match of the U.S. pre-season tour against Bayern Munich.

Other than missing out on the aforementioned Jorginho signature (arguably understandable now given the managerial switch at Stamford Bridge), Manchester City aren't experiencing anywhere near the level of transfer turmoil of their rivals. "Fernandinho is a wonderful player".

The Brazilian defender endured a deplorable season a year ago under Antonio Conte, where he was frozen out of the starting line-up for the most part of the term.

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Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency analyst John Byrd, as quoted by The Post . "Hope that those who are lost will yet be found. The Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty, leaving the peninsula in a technical state of war.

Guardiola certainly appears to have struck up strong working relationships with a number of key players, among them England forward Raheem Sterling, who found himself the centre of fevered debate over the summer for his displays at the World Cup.

"Mahrez is good. He had a little bit of pain but he trained day before yesterday - I think so (he can play on Sunday)", said Guardiola, who twice outwitted Sarri in the Champions League last season when the Italian was managing Napoli.

"Good luck at Chelsea and in English football we are going to discover an exceptional holding midfielder". My job is to improve my players. "I don't think that every problem can be resolved by the market".

The playmaker, who starred at the 2018 World Cup as Belgium finished third, has had an extended break following his exploits in Russian Federation.

The 25-year-old scored in the final against Croatia as France ran out 4-2 winners. Sarri has spoken a lot about the importance of having fun on the football pitch, which explains why he gets on so well with Guardiola.

Sarri felt it was "the best moment of City".

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