Maurizio Sarri: I'm 'always at risk' of being sacked by Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri: I'm 'always at risk' of being sacked by Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri: I'm 'always at risk' of being sacked by Chelsea

Following Manchester City's 6-0 thrashing of Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri appeared to reject the handshake offered by Pep Guardiola on the full-time whistle. Antonio Rüdiger has been given the nod ahead of Andreas Christensen in defence, while Pedro starts ahead of Willian.

Manchester City were so good, reclaiming top spot in the Premier League and enhancing their superior goal difference over Liverpool.

Chelsea, who had not lost a competitive game so heavily since 1991, are sixth, a point off the Champions League qualification places.

It began badly as they were caught napping after just four minutes.

Raheem Sterling gave the home side a fourth-minute lead and the Citizens didn't look back.

Aguero should have doubled the lead nearly immediately but remarkably missed from close range. Silva had weaved through the area to set up a gilt-edged opportunity but the Argentinian uncharacteristically poked wide.

Asked if he was surprised about the player Aguero has become in his side, Guardiola said: "No, no, no, Aguero is a player that always was [in my mind]".

Aguero's second was gifted to him.

Arsenal have won the Premier League three times but haven't really been in contention for the title since their last victory in 2004.They have failed to beat a top-six opponent away in the league in four years, both through Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery's regimes.

City eased off for the remainder of the first half, and Gonzalo Higuain even managed to test Ederson with a sharp volley, but the hosts clicked back into gear after the break.

The second-half was equally dismal for Chelsea and Aguero went on to complete his hat-trick - the second in eight days for the Argentinean. Chelsea's manager went straight down the tunnel at the end.

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