Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has helped Manchester City win the Champions League this season.
The Blues were eliminated last season in the quarterfinals against Liverpool. The overall score of 5: 1 caused a stir at Pep Guardiola, as City won the Premier League in a record championship.
City defeated Sarris Napoli in the group stages of Europe's most important competition on the way to the quarter-finals, with Pep Guardiola counting the Italian team among the best teams he had in management.
But Sarri is convinced that the blues this time can get a first Champions League trophy.
"This season, there are two candidates to win the Champions League: Juve and Manchester City," he told Corriere dello Sport.
"I've always thought that Pep Guardiola's team is mature enough for the final step on the European stage, but then we have to see the Spanish clubs go in March.
"Things are changing fast in the Champions League."
City are at the top of the league table, ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea.
Guardiola's side would have been able to equalize something between themselves and the opposing side last time, but Riyad Mahrez scored a penalty in the 85th minute against Liverpool at Anfield.
City meets Chelsea on December 8th. Ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge are outstanding performances, including Manchester United's visit to Tottenham away.