Chelsea's Willian: Barcelona made bid but future is with Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea's Willian: Barcelona made bid but future is with Maurizio Sarri

Foden only made five appearances in the Premier League last season but Guardiola claims the midfielder has since matured.

Sergio Agüero's early opener and a second-half strike from the Argentina forward - goals that took his career haul for City to 201 - ensured the title favourites picked up where they left off in last season's record-breaking campaign.

City's 18-year-old midfielder has always been tipped for stardom and Guardiola believes the England Under-17 World Cup victor is on the brink of a breakthrough campaign.

"The performance of Bernardo Silva was a masterpiece", Guardiola said.

Three weeks after the World Cup finished, the Premier League champions opened the new season by collecting more silverware. "There is no doubt we want him". Sergio Aguero will operate as a goal threat. But he arrived so sharp, so good.

While Agüero hogged the Wembley spotlight, there was also an eye-catching display from Phil Foden. Now he feels free.

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Ominously for City's rivals, Guardiola said he had yet to work properly with his players, and spent the week concentrating on tactics rather than hard physical preparation.

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.

Hudson-Odoi was a rare bright spot for Chelsea, with subdued Spain striker Alvaro Morata offering little evidence he can make amends for last season's flop.

New York City are the only team exempt from the deal due to Major League Soccer's (MLS) league-wide contract with Adidas, which prevents clubs from signing their own kit supplier.

"I prefer in this moment to stay on the pitch with the players only for training".

It is still possible for players to transfer out of Premier League clubs to other leagues, for instance Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois could be sold to Real Madrid after the August 9th deadline, but Chelsea will need to recruit their replacement before then.

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