"We talked only about 'can I arrive on Monday instead of Sunday?'"
"We can try to reduce the gap in the future with work".
Like his immediate predecessors Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, Sarri envisages a long-term future at Stamford Bridge.
"I'm ready. From my point of view, the players don't have to be anxious. Yes, I am confident that he will be staying with us..." "We tried, we believe we were close but at the last turn he made a decision to go to Chelsea".
City face Arsenal away on August 12 in a high-profile start to their Premier League title defence while Chelsea have an away trip to Huddersfield the previous day.
Guardiola admitted the match comes at a tricky time without his full complement of players but said City were prepared and would target their fifth Community Shield win. I saw three games [of Chelsea] in pre-season and he got it.
"I think it will be a good game, always Chelsea is a big rival".
And keeping Chelsea's leading talents is the priority.
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He didn't get the Khilji for me; He wanted me to do Padmaavat , but could not get the Khilji for me, at the casting time. She added, "The person he saw to play Khilji with me playing Padmavati did not happen".
Luiz, in particular, could have a role in the upcoming season owing to Manchester City's inability to land a midfielder in this summer's transfer window. If that happens, he will be back in the national team, sooner or later he is going to play a European Championship and a World Cup'.
"There is not a Willian problem", Sarri said.
Indeed, it is thought a discussion was held over the phone between Hazard and Sarri on Thursday, but the matter of the playmaker's future didn't pop up. You can't say, however, that the Toffees haven't gone for it, that they've been happy to sit idly by and live a comfortable, unambitious life as a perennial top-half side in the PL.
A plethora of players are yet to return or be cleared for action following their World Cup involvement for both sides, so here is a combined XI for those set to be involved at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.
The two sides last faced off against each other in this tie back in 2012, when Manchester City ran out close 3-2 winners over Chelsea.
"We need to defend", Sarri said.
Sarri also spoke about the fact that the managers at Chelsea don't stay for long.
For Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas is a doubt with a minor knee injury.