Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola says club will start from scratch

Updated: Aug 05, 2018, 14:35 IST | PA Sport | London

Guardiola says last season's success count for little as they prepare to take on Chelsea in Community Shield tonight

Pep Guardiola is eyeing Community Shield silverware as reigning league champions Manchester City look to kick off the campaign on the right foot. Those questioning the effectiveness of the Spaniard's coaching methods during his first season in the Etihad Stadium dugout were made to look foolish in a record-breaking second term.

City became the first Premier League side to reach 100 points, as well as enjoying the most wins and scoring the most goals en route to claiming the title with a gap of 19 points to Manchester United.

Guardiola's side also won the Carabao Cup, but the manager believes those successes count for little as they prepare to take on Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday.

"Momentum was a time ago, it was last season," the City boss said. "We don't have momentum because we didn't start, not yet. Of course, we want to win, it's the final. "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.

"Of course, we want to win with the situation we have. Also, for Chelsea it is not the ideal situation — they've had more time together in this part, but we have the work from the last two seasons. We are going to try if the condition is coming, to see what we worked on in this short time works or not. "Every game will show you if you are in a good path or not, then in one week we have to go to the Emirates against Arsenal."

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