Given a licence to attack by new manager Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is relishing his unexpected new responsibility.
Maurizio Sarri feels Chelsea will continue to improve under his stewardship, but the club’s new coach will not aim to repeat his winning formula from Napoli.
Maurizio Sarri says it is ‘impossible’ for Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea even though the transfer market remains open across Europe.
Kepa Arrizabalaga described himself as ‘a calm, settled goalkeeper’ but predicted that he would fit into Maurizio Sarri’s ‘aggressive’ style of football at Chelsea.
Willian is ready to stay at Chelsea under Maurizio Sarri after being ‘upset’ by previous head coach Antonio Conte.
Gonzalo Higuain joined AC Milan from Juventus because he felt wanted by everyone at the club, whereas only Maurizio Sarri seemed keen to bring him to Chelsea.
Petr Cech was Arsenal’s hero against former club Chelsea as Unai Emery’s side triumphed 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out after a tremendous 1-1 International Champions Cup draw in Dublin.
David Luiz is enjoying life under new coach Maurizio Sarri and has no intention of leaving Chelsea.
Maurizio Sarri is confident Chelsea can hang on to Eden Hazard, Willian and Thibaut Courtois despite La Liga’s top clubs circling.
Gianfranco Zola is confident Maurizio Sarri is the right man to lead Chelsea forward, provided he is given support and patience.