Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has never lost to Maurizio Sarri in three meetings and Maurizio Sarri concedes he is still unsure how to beat his Manchester City counterpart.
Chelsea host the Premier League table-toppers in Stamford Bridge on Saturday in a mouth-watering crucial clash, with City sitting 10 clear of Sarri’s ‘Blues’.
In the wake of going 12 games unbeaten toward the start of the season – Sarri setting another record for a debutant Premier League boss – Chelsea have fumbled as of late, losing ground in what looked set to be a three-way title fight with City and Liverpool.
A win on Saturday for the West-London outfit would see them into the contention, but Sarri yields picking apart the Cityzens is still something he is working out how to do.
When asked in a press conference how his side could beat City, Sarri answered: ” I don’t know
“Against Guardiola, I have lost every match, so I don’t know. You’ll have to ask someone else!”
Manchester City comes into the clash unbeaten in the Premier League this season, winning their last seven premier league games, and Sarri believes Guardiola has the strongest team in Europe.
“The match for us is really very important,” he added. “We know it is a very difficult match against, maybe, the best team in Europe. So, we know it is very difficult.
“It has been impossible to beat them for a long period but in a match, everything can happen.
“I think that we are improving, but they are improving also, so it is difficult to recover the gap.
“We started the season well now we have to face some difficulties, it’s normal to have some difficulties with a new way of playing.
“We have to try and solve problem by problem, day by day, to improve in a definitive way.”