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Man City using past glory in title race - Silva

11 February 2019
Man City using past glory in title race - Silva

You'd have to ask the club.

I had called a couple of Chelsea performances a disgrace going into this game, this is as bad as anything. At the beginning (of the season) it worked.

Sarri has frequently identified a poor mentality for Chelsea's worst performances this season, but he claimed that attitude was not the root of his players' problems against City. "I've come to say sorry", the defender told them.

"It's very hard to describe our performance". Mine was hard too.

The City manager added that managers need the chance and the opportunity to succeed. "People expect with a new manager and buying players it comes immediately, but it needs time".

Guardiola's last line, about the importance of being backed by his bosses, is perhaps why he never accepted Abramovich's offer to manage Chelsea, given the shelf life at Stamford Bridge is notoriously short.

"Chelsea have had the week off after thumping Huddersfield last weekend but I don't think that win over the Terriers changes the fact that all is not well with Maurizio Sarri's team".

Dean is still on 99 Premier League red cards.

"The first four times we arrived we scored three goals".

"I didn't see my football [against City]".

"In the last three or four matches we were without a reaction from the first difficulty so we need to understand".

"At the beginning we played better away than at home, now we play better at home, so something has changed and I am not able to see the reason, so I have to work for this", Sarri continued.

"Chelsea take the ball, play incredible, so that's why I am very pleased after we played Arsenal, Everton and had a few days to recover". The Merseysiders' game in hand is away to a rejuvenated Manchester United on February 24 - the same day City face Chelsea in the League Cup final.

The result dropped Chelsea to sixth in the Premier League and raised fresh questions about Sarri's job security, but he was bullish about the prospect of an Abramovich phone call in a post-match interview with Sky Italia.

After Aguero had somehow missed an open goal from two metres, the Argentine promptly beat goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga with a blistering strike from 25 metres, underlining the fact that he is far more than a penalty area poacher.

The Blues, thrashed 4-0 at Bournemouth in their previous away game, were humiliated at the Etihad Stadium, where Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick.

David Silva is using the experience of past glory to help Manchester City in their Premier League title race with Liverpool and Tottenham.