Jamie Carragher criticises Maurizio Sarri for 'turning Chelsea into Arsenal'

City quick freekick

Bernardo there down the right unmarked Credit Sky

The pressure intensified on the Italian after Sergio Agüero's 11th Premier League hat-trick, Raheem Sterling's double and Ilkay Gundogan's goal wrapped up an incredible 6-0 win for Manchester City.

"I always try to play my game and help the team as best I can".

City have now scored 33 goals in their last five home games in all competitions and have a chance of lifting their first silverware of the season when they face Chelsea again at Wembley in the League Cup final on February 24.

After the full-time whistle had gone, Guardiola made his way over to Sarri for a handshake but Sarri claimed he was unaware as he headed straight down the tunnel. "To be honest, I don't know what to expect".

"My first year was hard too".

"The knives are out for the fella at the moment but it's up to him now to get the players to rally round".

"When we lose 6-0 we have to accept we didn't play well and made errors".

"Out of nothing", Sterling said, "he can put the ball in the top corner and players like this, you have got to cherish".

"But he believes people need to learn his ideas and his system for it to work and then you can make changes".

In a Premier League title race that is extremely close, Manchester City were looking to stay close to Liverpool in the standings.

Guardiola fell to the floor in exasperation when Aguero somehow side-footed wide with his easiest chance of the game moments later.

"Aguero is just clever".

"I don't know, you have to ask the club", said Sarri, who was hired after leaving Napoli. "But his reaction was a little bit better".

AGUERO would go on and redeem himself with a goal of the season candidate.

Aguero completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after the break and Sterling finished the rout late on. Even after Aguero went off to a standing ovation, City's strength in depth shone through as Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and David Silva came off the bench.

Sterling wrapped up a brilliant afternoon's work after substitute David Silva opened up the Chelsea defence yet again and Zinchenko picked out the England worldwide.

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