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The Napoli man was extremely close to joining Man City earlier this summer but a last minute change of heart meant he made a decision to follow Maurizio Sarri to the Bridge, and it is an issue which clearly still niggles Guardiola.
Key player: Jorginho - The Brazil-born Italy global seemed bound for Manchester City until Chelsea appointed his Napoli manager, Sarri. "We need Jorginho more than City, so it's right that Jorginho is here", Sarri said.
Luiz was a key figure as Chelsea won the 2016-17 Premier League title in Antonio Conte's first season as head coach.
Where is Chelsea vs Manchester City Community Shield match played?
Playing seemingly pointless friendlies in China and the States are never ideal preparation for a hectic Premier League campaign and they're an even bigger inconvenience in a World Cup year when a large proportion of the squad have played in the maximum number of World Cup matches.
"Gabriel has improved a lot since he came", Guardiola said at his press conference ahead of the weekend's Community Shield game against Chelsea.
"We tried in our short time together to review what we have done, analyse a little bit what Chelsea will be to try and see what we have to do, and play the final".
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The Italian will bring a switch to his favoured 4-3-3 and should implement a more attacking brand of football but there are questions if some of the players he inherited suit his style of play. The other two players likely to feature in midfield would be Cesc Fabregas and former Everton midfielder Ross Barkley.
And France World Cup winners N'Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud, Belgium trio Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Michy Batshuayi, plus England's Gary Cahill, are yet to return following the World Cup.
A cagey, laboured pre-season affair to be decided on penalties.
"The Premier League is the main target".
"The match will be very hard for us", the Chelsea boss said in his pre-match press conference.
"I'm very happy with David, for his attitude".
After finishing fifth last season, Chelsea might have been expected to be more active in the transfer market this summer.