Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri praises Pep Guardiola

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Meanwhile, FA Cup-holders Chelsea are starting the campaign under another new manager in Maurizio Sarri.

"We will see", Guardiola is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"The way we play is we attack forward, we defend high, we try to get the ball from them and then play our football".

The Italian, who replaced Antonio Conte earlier this summer, has brought in just two new players - Jorginho and Rob Green - despite underlining the need for "a pinch of quality" in midfield at his official unveiling several weeks ago. It is true that you never know how long it can take, it is true that we still have a few players who are not with us, but with the squad we have, we have to try and go with everything we have on Sunday and try to lift the trophy.

"We would like it [if Luis stays]".

City fans feared the worst when Mahrez was seen in a protective boot after taking a knock to the ankle in a friendly against Bayern Munich.

"It depends on him and us".

"We ask for the work permit because we believe he can play with us, otherwise we would not be asking".

Guardiola said he thought he had completed a deal for Jorginho before he moved to Stamford Bridge for £57m, and the 26-year-old could now line up against City at Wembley. The team already in a short time play like he wants.

"Yes, we were close but in the end Jorginho made a decision to stay with Sarri", he said.

They also have a number of other options to choose from, with Cesc Fabregas and Ross Barkley impressing during pre-season, while N'Golo Kante returns to training at the start of next week following his World Cup exertions.

"I can assure you and the players it will happen every single game".

Manchester City's Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva (C) celebrates with tammates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England on March 4, 2018.

"Gabriel has improved a lot since he came", Guardiola said at his press conference ahead of the weekend's Community Shield game against Chelsea.

"We can not deny there are more contenders, United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, they have excellent players".

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