Man City will only make move for ‘special talent’ -Guardiola

Grant SmithAug 04, 2018

Speaking in his press conference ahead of the FA Community Shield clash against Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday, he insisted: "I spoke yesterday with [Willian] about him being late [to training], not his future".

"I think we need something", he said. "I think my job is to improve my players and so we will have to work for this target, to reduce the gap".

Chelsea have lost each of their last two games against Manchester City - they haven't lost three in succession against them since September 2010.

"I want players who want to come here".

Willian, having reported five days later for pre-season training citing a problem with his passport, has escaped a club fine and left the new manager with the impression he will be here for the season despite interest from Real Madrid.

DStv Nigeria have confirmed that they will not show the Community Shield game between Manchester City and Chelsea this Sunday. The Premier League is the best league in the world.

"Always Chelsea is a big rival".

"The way he plays, I think will be ideal for English football". Both sides have four victories apiece in the fixture. We started two and a half weeks ago.

For Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas is a doubt with a minor knee injury.

Azpilicueta knows the overflowing quality of Pep Guardiola's title-winning squad but the 28-year-old insists they will go all guns blazing and implement Sarri's high-energy and aggressive attacking football despite its relative infancy within the Blues squad.

"The Premier League is the most competitive of Europe's top leagues".

Sarri, who has not won a trophy in his career, said: "The match for us is very hard for one reason: they have worked all together for two years".

Guardiola did not entirely rule out adding another player before the transfer window closes next week but maintains any new recruit must be of exceptional quality.

"If at the end we decide to bring another one, it is because he's a special player, can be a special player for the future, not to have one more player for the number".

"If I want to stay here for 10 years, then I have to win".

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