Chelsea 0-2 Manchester City: Talking points from the Community Shield

Chelsea 0-2 Manchester City: Talking points from the Community Shield

Aguero was among them and took just 13 minutes to net his 200th goal for the club after collecting a pass from 18-year-old Phil Foden.

But on Sunday he looked a proper first teamer, several times bursting forward from the halfway line to link well with the equally impressive Bernardo Silva and Aguero.

Maurizio Sarri, the latest man to enter the revolving Chelsea manager's door, takes charge of his first "competitive" game for The Blues on Sunday after two decent enough matches in the International Champions Cup in France and Ireland, against Inter Milan last Saturday, and London rivals, Arsenal, on Wednesday.

Some of their lethargy going forward could be put down to the heat, which made it hard for both sides to sustain any sort of tempo.

While Guardiola was all smiles, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri admitted the team's hectic pre-season schedule has left his players unable to adapt to his tactics.

But the six players whose national teams reached the semifinals - France's N'Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud, Belgium's Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard, and England's Gary Cahill and Ruben Loftus-Cheek - were still absent in the final week before the Premier League resumes.

Chelsea FC have so far only signed Jorginho and Rob Green so far this summer as they prepare for their first campaign under Sarri.

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Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz played in the heart of defence and were guilty of standing off their opponents, allowing time and space. That is to be expected, given the fact they have the advantage of two more years' practice honing their style than this Chelsea team.

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City shoots wide under pressure from Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero in the Community Shield match at Wembley.

Alvaro Morata had a new number on his back for the Community Shield but he produced a performance we have seen a dozen times before.

The season curtain-raiser went the way of last season's Premier League champions, with Sergio Aguero striking either side of half-time in a win far more comfortable than the 2-0 scoreline suggests. "We started really well, after that the game was equal, but we played so good". He played a few games last season, and now he is more mature. Looked for all the world to be a third City goal.

Consigning Conte's favoured 3-4-2-1 formation to the bin, Sarri sent Chelsea out in a 4-3-3 system that malfunctioned from start to finish.

"We made it clear from the day I arrived we want him, but deals are deals, agents are agents and players are players".

Aguero, 30, joined City in 2011 from Atletico Madrid and has scored over 30 goals a season for the club in all competitions in all but three of his eight seasons. "I prefer in this moment to stay on the pitch with the players only for training".