Maurizio Sarri explains how Chelsea can beat Manchester City on Sunday

Maurizio Sarri explains how Chelsea can beat Manchester City on Sunday

Fellow guest Matthew Upson said few could rival City's squad in terms of quality, but their lack of European success - with only a single Champions League semi-final to their name to date - still held them back.

"The season before I signed for Liverpool, 2013-14, I was aware of Liverpool's interest in me so I was paying close attention to their matches".

Chelsea go into the game at the Etihad knowing that if they win, they will be nine points behind City, with a game in hand.

We wanted to go to the Champions League, we had a pretty small squad in that situation and we had to play Champions League, all that stuff, and win each Premier League game, which is a hard job to do. "Now we have to show we can do it still". A little change of scenery again. It always worked out pretty well for me as a manager when I had the opportunity to do it - to be 100 percent focused, a couple of meetings. "If we are able to take these points, we are going to take a huge step forward".

Marcus Rashford was on target three times in the four Premier League matches played to have earned the award as the goals helped his side to move ahead to the fifth position in the league table.

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Meanwhile, Joe Gomez is set to be ruled out for up to six weeks after he underwent surgery this week to further aid his recovery from a lower leg fracture.

It's fair to say Lallana - among plenty of others at Melwood - has the utmost respect for the work that's ongoing at the Vitality Stadium.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum are all back training with the first team - although the game may come too soon for all three to be considered in the starting line up.

Henderson and Wijnaldum were both left out of last Monday's draw against West Ham after complaining of discomfort in training shortly before the match.

Dejan Lovren, who hasn't played since pulling up in the early stages of Liverpool's FA Cup defeat to Wolves last month, is also approaching a return to fitness but may not be ready for Saturday.

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