Maurizio Sarri has reiterated his belief that Manchester City are the best team in Europe ahead of Chelsea’s trip to the Etihad Stadium, live on Sky Sports.

Pep Guardiola’s side only returned to the top of the Premier League table on Wednesday, following their win at Everton, after trailing Liverpool for several weeks.

Chelsea were the first side to beat City in the league this season when they beat the champions 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in December.

However, Sarri’s admiration of Guardiola’s team has not dimmed, and he said: At the moment, in my opinion, Manchester City is the best team in Europe.

Guardiola is in the third season in the Premier League. We have to try to reduce the gap.

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(c) Sky News 2019: Manchester City are still the best team in Europe, says Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri