"I'm going to learn a lot to see him every weekend", Guardiola stated during his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday's traditional curtain-raiser at the Wembley Stadium.
Like his immediate predecessors Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, Sarri envisages a long-term future at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has confirmed 17-year-old winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is set for a first-team role this season following his impressive display against Arsenal in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday.
Willy Caballero deputised in Courtois' absence and after a nervy start to the game, the veteran Argentine goalkeeper made some important saves to keep the scoreline respectable.
"I am comfortable here and want to win new titles and trophies", said Pedro.
"I think we need something", he said.
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"We have very good midfielders, but maybe a midfielder with different characteristics [would be a good fit]". The match will be very hard for us.
Although Chelsea endured a disappointing campaign last term, Willian was regularly a standout performer and was named Players' Player of the Year for a second time by his team-mates.
It seems it's not just Sarri breathing new life into this Chelsea team.
"We have to improve, of course".
"In the future he will be a very, very strong player for sure".
Cesc Fabregas may miss out due to a minor knee problem.
"Apart from the tactical point of view, I think it's very hard for everybody to play against City".