Phil Foden: Man City midfielder ready for Premier League, says Pep Guardiola

Phil Foden: Man City midfielder ready for Premier League, says Pep Guardiola

Phil Foden: Man City midfielder ready for Premier League, says Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Phil Foden is more than ready to play a part in the club's Premier League campaign.

Two returning players, and two world class upgrades, IF he can keep them at Chelsea.

Alvaro Morata tried to curl a shot into the top corner but got it all wrong and ballooned his effort high, and shortly after the half-hour Chelsea had another chance when Fabregas, Morata and Ross Barkley linked before Hudson-Odoi shot over. "That is good. Him with Gabriel (Jesus), we have, in that position, good options".

Already tipped for stardom after inspiring England to Under-17 World Cup glory, the 18-year-old played 10 times for City last season, but this term promises to be his breakthrough year.

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.

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These will include Eric Garcia, Cameron Humphreys, Douglas Luiz and Lukas Nmecha. Sarri was only appointed a few weeks ago and with the transfer window closing on Thursday it seems that he will be denied the players he needs to carry out his ideas. The Blues have failed to win any of their last four appearances in the tie.

City finished top of the league with a record-breaking campaign of the most points and most wins in the division's history last season.

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With a silverware up for grabs, both Manchester City and Chelsea will be eager to boss Sunday's Community Shield tie at Wembley.

Manchester City celebrate winning the community shield with the trophy.

A midfield marvel set to be unleashed. We were told to expect 'Sarri-ball, ' that Chelsea's new Italian coach would bring a brand of exciting, dynamic football to the Premier League. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film.

Chelsea fans will be keen on getting a sneak peak into Sarri's tactics and preferences on Sunday.

Chelsea, over the course of the match, looked like a side consisting of players who were looking to find their feet in a new system, different from the past two seasons under Antonio Conte.

Chelsea look in much better shape than Manchester City at the present moment, with the Citizens still short staffed heading into the Community Shield tie.

They will report today, and Sarri added: "It's a long way we have to work". But, the FA Cup holders shouldn't have it easy at all, with City likely to give them a run for their money.

Consigning Conte's favoured 3-4-2-1 formation to the bin, Sarri sent Chelsea out in a 4-3-3 system that malfunctioned from start to finish.

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