There were a number of standout performers for City this afternoon, with Aguero and Foden impressive, but Bernardo was the best player on the pitch throughout.
Some of their lethargy going forward could be put down to the heat, which made it hard for both sides to sustain any sort of tempo.
Fresh from an entire summer off - we won't go into the why again - Leroy Sane is poised to build on the campaign which saw him lauded as the Young Player of the Year following a predominant role in City's title winning season which yielded ten goals and 15 assists. The likes of Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones, captain Vincent Kompany and a few more have only had a few days of training, and Guardiola will likely focus on building up their fitness for the season ahead instead of throwing them into the deep end straight away.
"I didn't expect that level in that period after a short, short training session, like from Fernandinho, Sergio - a lot of them".
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It was interesting to see Tiemoue Bakayoko not even named on the Chelsea bench against City.
The Argentina striker scored his 200th goal of his City career to open the scoring in the first half before adding another a second as Guardiola's side picked up their first silverware of the season with a 2-0 win at Wembley. We knew a little bit from Napoli last season what Maurizio could do.
"He's one year more mature, he trained all the season with us, so he fought with all our players". Having reached the semi-finals and having met each-other in a pointless third-place playoff, City's numerous Belgian and English stars have only this week returned to their domestic fold and none of them made it to the States for City's three International Champions Cup games with Dortmund, Liverpool and Bayern. If Courtois says the same, I have to speak with my club, of course, because I only want players with a very high level of motivation'.
As it stands, Danny Drinkwater is above him in Sarri's pecking order, so he could be one of several faces to be shipped out. Manchester United beat them 3-2 in 2011 and Arsenal beat them 3-0 four years ago, two years after City beat this week's opponents 3-2 at Villa Park. I was focused in the final, so we will just see'.