Douglas Luiz convinces Pep Guardiola he is the man for midfield

Riyad Mahrez

Hazard, who has been outstanding in their last two title-winning seasons, has tended to be a barometer for Chelsea, so drawing the best from the Belgian is a test of the Italian's man-management. Luiz has started in both of Chelsea's International Champions Cup games at the heart of defence.

Eden Hazard has sought permission from Maurizio Sarri to report for duty at Chelsea a day later than scheduled. "He's one of the absolute best".

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, on the other hand, has developed a free-flowing style at City, an adaption of the football played during his time at Barcelona. "We tried, we believe we were close but at the last turn he chose to go to Chelsea".

One question for City fans is how manager Pep Guardiola will deploy Riyad Mahrez - the only significant addition to their already-impressive list of forward options during the summer transfer window.

"First of all I'm happy that a manager of that level is in the Premier League".

We have seen how hard it is to retain the Premier League, and no side has managed to since Manchester United won it three years in succession from 2007 to 2009.

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A squad of largely fringe and youth players made the trip to the States, where City lost 1-0 and 2-1 to Dortmund and Liverpool before coming from 2-0 down to beat Bayern.

"Kevin (De Bruyne) and (Raheem) Sterling are not here but they will be back after the game on Sunday". We tried, we believed it was done but at the last turn he decided on Chelsea.

Can Manchester City pick up where they left off last season or will they have a serious challenger? "They have worked together for two years and we started two weeks and a half ago".

The Community Shield has been contested by the FA Cup winners and the League Champions since 1974 and the FA Cup winners are on a run of four straight victories.

Manchester City have found a solution at home. Maybe the starting 11 will be very near to the last match.

That's because many are just getting back from/still yet to return from their post World Cup holidays, and aren't integrated into the new season's team/totally 90 minutes match fit right now.

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