Bernardo Silva: Early goals adds to Manchester City’s confidence

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Sergio Aguero did most of the damage against Chelsea, scoring a record-equalling 11th Premier League hat-trick and a 15th overall for the club.

Sarri only took over in the summer, having been recruited due to his exciting if trophy-less brand of football at Napoli. According to the Mirror, said legend would be Gianfranco Zola, who is now Sarri's assistant at the club.

Aguero's afternoon could have been even more profitable as he missed a sitter in the early stages and later headed against the bar.

"I don't know [about my future]".

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"We keep talking about Chelsea picking the wrong manager, maybe he's picked the wrong club".

But if there is anything working in Sarri's favour, it's that Abramovich himself is in a very different situation to when he issued marching orders to previous Chelsea managers. Any decision over Sarri's future would still be taken by Roman Abramovich, despite the fact the owner has not attended a game this season and now spends the vast majority of his time in Russian Federation and Israel. Eden Hazard has nearly single-handedly carried Chelsea at times this season, but has also been singled out by his boss.

"If the president calls I'd even be happy, seeing as I never hear from him", Sarri told Sky Italia.

"Whether he can do that remains to be seen because they're playing Manchester United in the cup, the League Cup final coming up and four or five games in the next couple of weeks so I think he needs to put it right otherwise he will be walking".

How timely might Aguero's performance against Chelsea be with the PFA voting forms being issued to clubs just last week.

The City manager has displayed an nearly zero tolerance policy towards missing such chances, as shown in the Amazon Prime documentary "All Or Nothing" where he substituted Raheem Sterling for missing a similar chance against Burnley last season.

The Blues' next game is a trip to Malmo in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie on Thursday.

The pressure seems to be getting to Sarri.

Liverpool, meanwhile, face Bayern Munich in the Champions League before their own return to Premier League play against Manchester United on February 24, a day where Silva hopes his club's crosstown rivals can offer a little help in the title chase.

And reading Roman Abramovich's intentions, especially at the moment, will prove particularly tough.

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