Maurizio Sarri’s ideas are similar to Pep Guardiola’s but Sunday’s Community Shield largely served to show just how much further down the line in terms of confidence and fluency Manchester City are than Chelsea.

The comfortable 2-0 win for the Premier League winners, sealed by a goal in each half from Sergio Aguero, was an ominous warning sign as the impact of the Blues’ slightly rushed pre-season was laid bare by a ruthless City side.

However, there were signs of promise. Some of Sarri’s ideas are clearly getting through and Callum Hudson-Odoi produced a performance of endeavour and fearlessness to inject some pace in the absence of Eden Hazard.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 05: Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea applauds fans after the FA Community Shield between Manchester City and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

That got the Blues supporters excited about what he can do in the season ahead and we’ve collated some of the best reaction from the traditional curtain raiser…


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