Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has claimed that Manchester City have one of the world's best midfields, as his side prepare to face the Premier League champions on Sunday afternoon.
As things stand, City are currently three points behind league leaders Liverpool, and can move top of the table on goal difference with a win over the Blues. Chelsea, while they look to be out of the title race, are still battling for Champions League qualification, and victory at the Etihad Stadium would help them make up precious ground on Manchester United and Spurs.
Speaking ahead of the big match, via the Daily Mail, Sarri praised the quality of the opposition midfield, and contended: "
"I remember that in Naples (managing Napoli) it wasn’t a big problem if there was a man on Jorginho, so I hope it will be the same here."
Meanwhile, Sarri has talked up the impact of new loan signing Gonzalo Higuaín. The Argentina international, owned by Juventus, cut short a temporary spell with AC Milan to join the Blues last month, and scored twice in last weekend's 5-0 thrashing of Huddersfield Town. Sarri dubbed the player his 'footballing son', and praised his link-up play with Eden Hazard.