Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he has been impressed with Maurizio Sarri’s impact since taking the reins at Chelsea in the summer.
Guardiola while speaking in a pre-match conference ahead of Sunday clash against the Blues at Etihad Stadium said Chelsea has improved since their first game in the Community Shield.
The former Bayern Munich manager also praised Sarri’s work at Napoli when City met the Italian side in the Champions League last season.
“People believed managers arrive at good clubs and immediately create something”
“My feeling when I saw Chelsea at Community Shield was they were already there.
“They have been exceptional. Final of Carabao Cup, in Europa League, and Premier League they are there.
“They are nine behind with one less game and in the FA Cup they are there as well.
“I see them play and I recognise exactly what they want to do.”
Giving update on his players injury he said Mendy continues to struggle after undergoing knee surgery in November, despite making his comeback in the recent win at Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup.
And Kompany is yet to recover from the muscle problem he picked up in the win over Liverpool at the tun of the year.
“Mendy is injured and it’s not easy. Meniscus. It is not easy. He needs to re-adapt.
“You can’t return and train for two days and you are fit. You have to be careful.”