Jamie Carragher: 'Maurizio Sarri has turned Chelsea into Arsenal'

Posted February 11, 2019

City have 62 points from 26 matches while Chelsea are 12 points behind them having played a game fewer.

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.

Pep Guardiola hailed Manchester City's "incredible week" after they smashed Chelsea 6-0 on Sunday to return to the top of the Premier League on goal difference.

"I don't know at the moment, but I think that [talks] will happen".

Such was the defensive collapse at the other end, Gonzalo Higuain had little chance to shine but the Argentine striker was unfortunate not to score his third goal in as many league starts for Chelsea when Ederson turned over his dipping volley five minutes before the break.

Raheem Sterling put Manchester City ahead after just four minutes and Aguero doubled their lead with a stunning goal eight minutes later.

Talk about Carragher killing two birds with one stone!

You can't exactly blame them.

Aguero made amends in stunning fashion by firing into the top corner from 25 yards before pouncing on a slack header by Ross Barkley to make it 3-0.

Although Aguero headed against the crossbar early in the second half, he only had to wait until the 56th to seal his 15th City hat trick - and a record-equaling 11th in the Premier League with Alan Shearer.

"[I told him] nice goals. The important thing is to get the ball and for the team to win".

Guardiola also reserved praise for hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero, whose future at City looked in doubt when the manager arrived in 2016.