Maurizio Sarri looking forward to going against his 'friend' Pep Guardiola
• Chelsea face Guardiola's Manchester City in the Community Shield clash on Sunday
During the pre-match press conference, new Chelsea boss Sarri was asked whether he considers the Spaniard to be his friend: "Yes. We went together to Milan.
"Guardiola for me is a friend, but not only unfortunately. I think he is the best coach in the world now, or one of the best for sure.
"The match-up is difficult for one reason, they have worked together for two years, we have started two weeks and a half ago.
"So for us it will be a very, very difficult match."