EPL: Gabriel Jesus reveals club likely to clinch Premier League title

City finished top of the league with a record-breaking campaign of the most points and most wins in the division's history last season.

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.

The Premier League season is upon us, and a raft of questions and queries surround each team.

For Chelsea, Jorginho has been given a deep midfield role after joining the Blues in the Summer.

"The performance of Bernardo Silva was a masterpiece", the City boss said.

The Premier League Champions opened the scoring on 13 minutes, as Phil Foden, who excelled on the spacious Wembley pitch, fed Aguero on the edge of the 18-yard box.

"Everybody knows the wingers want to compete".

It was Aguero's 200th City goal - making the Argentina striker the first player to reach that milestone for the Eastlands outfit.

"He feels free. It's good news for us".

Although the midfielder featured in City's final game of last season, it was only to ensure he had played sufficient matches to claim a title medal. "He did really well", Guardiola said.

Sarri and company jetted off to Australia just days after his appointment to replace the fired Antonio Conte three weeks ago.

The heat that beat down on the players all afternoon at the national stadium in London will now settle on 63-year-old Sarri as he looks to spark an immediate improvement in their Premier League opener at Huddersfield Town next week.

In the absence of Eden Hazard, still resting after the World Cup, Chelsea unveiled a precocious talent on their own in Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Stones has the ability to step out of defence with the ball to build attacks, as he proved by starting the move from which Sergio Aguero scored his second goal against Chelsea, and is seen to be the most suited of City's players to switch between positions.

  • Steve Townsend