Ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester City at the Etihad, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has hailed the quality of Manchester City’s midfield.
According to Sarri, technically, City have the best midfield in Europe.
Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in December and Sarri will definitely want another victory over City on Sunday after Chelsea dropped to fifth on the Premier League table following Manchester United’s win over Fulham on Saturday.
“You know very well that the midfield of Manchester City is one of the best in the world,” Sarri said.
“Not only Fernandinho but also Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and David Silva. Technically, they are the best midfield in Europe.”
Many believe Chelsea’s struggles began after teams started paying close attention to Chelsea midfielder Jorginho but Sarri has dismissed claims nullying Jorginho’s threat would destroy Chelsea’s chances of beating Manchester City.
“They are able to play if you stop Fernandinho and we are also able to play if you stop Jorginho,” Sarri added.
“We have options. So maybe they have more options than us.
“I remember that in Naples it wasn’t a big problem if there was a man on Jorginho, so I hope it will be the same here.”
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