"They beat us at Stamford Bridge and against Napoli [Sarri's old club] last season they were tight games - in moments of those games, they were better than us".
He added: "What City do - blowing teams away, scoring so early, the football that they play - you could argue that is the best football to watch". Danilo and Oleksandr Zinchenko will have to play crucial minutes at outside back with Benjamin Mendy out on injury, and their ability to not only defend effectively but attack from wide positions will be essential to City's success.
China trashes Turkey’s remark on Uighur camps
The Muslim world has been conspicuously quiet on the Uighur issue, possibly to avoid Chinese diplomatic or economic retaliation. While Turkey and China broadly have good relations, Aksoy said he was responding to the death of Heyit in a Chinese jail.
The Guardian reports that the Italian's future will be decided by the upcoming fixtures in the month of February; a Europa League clash against Malmo, the Carabao Cup finals against Manchester City, an FA Cup clash against Manchester United and a league match up with Tottenham. Chelsea keep on producing promising talent and then loaning them out or selling them.
In the end, I predict that Manchester City will win two cups. I think he's got very interesting technical qualities, he's got very lovely vision, but he needs to speed up.
It is certainly hard to choose another player as the man of the match after Sergio Aguero hit a hat-trick against Maurizio Sarri's men, his second consecutive treble at the Etihad Stadium after also bagging one against Arsenal previously.
Manchester City star Bernardo Silva insisted his team could not rely on rivals Manchester United doing them a favour in the Premier League title race.