City back in the groove as Aguero ruins Sarri's Chelsea bow

City back in the groove as Aguero ruins Sarri's Chelsea bow

He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. It might have been worse but for some saves by Willy Caballero in the Chelsea goal.

Guardiola will also pay special attention to German winger Leroy Sane, controversially left out of his country's World Cup squad for Russian Federation, over the coming weeks although the City boss does not expect him to suffer any ill effects from that disappointment.

Despite the return of several stars though, a number of youngsters should be starting against Chelsea.

Bernardo Silva was more than a match for his namesake, buzzing around to pick up the ball, drive at the reluctant Chelsea defence and thread passes into space, while centre-back Aymeric Laporte was solid and new signing Riyad Mahrez was bright if not at his devastating best.

He has also scored more Premier League goals than any other non-European and won three Premier League titles and three League Cups.

Who would you choose to be your main striker - Kane or Aguero?

These will include Eric Garcia, Cameron Humphreys, Douglas Luiz and Lukas Nmecha.

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. In one excerpt, already leaked on the internet, Guardiola is seen berating his players, telling them "sometimes you play better when you hate me". The Blues have failed to win any of their last four appearances in the tie.

But healing the wounds of Conte's fractious two-year reign - which ended with Chelsea 30 points behind City in fifth place - won't be easy for Sarri, as this spluttering performance underlined.


He almost had hat-trick with a back-post volley from Kyle Walker's deep cross, but Caballero made one of many saves to deny him.

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

Aguero struck his first after 13 minutes when Phil Foden, filling in admirably for Kevin De Bruyne, burst forward to find the Argentine, who wrong-footed defender Antonio Rudiger with a low shot to become the first City player to reach 200 goals.

A midfield marvel set to be unleashed. Looked for all the world to be a third City goal.

Chelsea FC have so far only signed Jorginho and Rob Green so far this summer as they prepare for their first campaign under Sarri.

No such rustiness existed in Pep Guardiola's well-oiled unit.

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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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