Jorginho and Riyad Mahrez handed starts in Community Shield

Pep Guardiola proud of Manchester City players after Community Shield win

Although Conte won the FA Cup at Wembley in May, the Italian paid the price for Chelsea's slump from league champions to fifth place, leaving the West London club out of the Champions League.

As Sarri faced the media in Dublin on Wednesday after Chelsea's pre-season clash against Arsenal, he alarmingly admitted his team were "not physically prepared for the new season" before he addressed the question marks hovering over a host of star names.

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

Strikers Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi also appear to be eager to move on, but that would leave just Olivier Giroud as Chelsea's lead marksman and he has also been the subject of transfer rumours this summer.

Winning over Guardiola was arguably Aguero's greatest achievement however as the Spaniard had doubts about his ability to fit into a style of play that demands mobile forwards. "I was focused on the final, so we will see".

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Pep Guardiola hailed Bernardo Silva's Community Shield performance as "a masterpiece" and suggested the Portuguese is now one of the first names on his Manchester City team sheet. Play from the back, attack where possible and show some ambition.

"We made it clear from the day I arrived we want him, but deals are deals, agents are agents and players are players". This comes after managers complained about players leaving teams having already played several games for their original club during a domestic season. 'It was so tough in the first half with the heat but we started well, so good.

"We would like to find maybe one more because we do not have two specific players to substitute Fernandinho".

But they produced a controlled and efficient performance to secure their third piece of silverware in the past six months.

Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City's Premier League rivals that the champions are still well below their peak despite powering to a 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield.

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