Manchester City winger Leroy Sane's record vs. Chelsea
Feb 09 2019
Chelsea became the first domestic team to beat Man City this season, winning 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in early December, but speaking ahead of this weekend's return fixture, Jamie Redknapp has said that the Blues could be "blown away" if they play like they play like they have done recently.
De Bruyne was City's player of the season last term as they won the EFL Cup and stormed to Premier League glory with a 100-point haul.
In reality it means little as they could regain top spot with a win over Bournemouth, 24 hours before City host Chelsea, but Klopp still received a number of messages about the perceived power shift this week.
Sarri appears to have taken advice from City boss Pep Guardiola on focusing on 14 players in his first season in English football. But I don't know in the moment, so we have to see. The Premier League is very competitive.
"We need to be very fast when we're recovering the ball".
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he does not need any help after Manchester City overtook his side at the top of the Premier League table.
"I'm not a massive numbers guy, but Mike Gordon (president of club owners Fenway Sports Group) didn't jump on me this morning and say 'The numbers are fantastic, come on let's go and spend all the money!'" said the manager.
"You have to be more competitive in the market or you need to work". We will try. We have to prepare well.
Guardiola was allowed over £250 million in transfer fees alone to transform his squad for last season on the likes of Ederson, Kyle Walker, Aymeric Laporte, Bernardo Silva.
"They have Gonzalo Higuain, who is a predator, a master goalscorer, that's what he does".
The Reds have been forced to play Jordan Henderson and James Milner at right-back in their last two league outings. "There's definitely a good relationship between Eden Hazard and Higuain".
They responded to that last defeat with their own big win over Huddersfield, but Sarri remains unsatisfied until he sees consistency in his camp.