Published: Sun, August 05, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Hazard no problem for Chelsea boss Sarri

Hazard no problem for Chelsea boss Sarri

Sarri will be aiming to steer Chelsea FC to a genuine Premier League title challenge next season after the Blues ended up in fifth place last season and won the FA Cup under Conte.

But whatever the line-ups, there are plenty of talking points and the game will be closely watched for clues as domestic football reclaims centre stage just three weeks after the World Cup final in Russian Federation.

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The Algerian global finally made his move to the Citizens from Leicester City have been linked since last summer. "I stay here because I think we can improve, but to get more than 100 points - no".

Guardiola certainly appears to have struck up strong working relationships with a number of key players, among them England forward Raheem Sterling, who found himself the centre of fevered debate over the summer for his displays at the World Cup.

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The Community Shield is an official honour but it's not much more than a glorified friendly in reality and with the two teams having much bigger fish to fry in future and with injury and fitness doubts aplenty, it's a very hard game to predict but preference for me is with Chelsea. "I'm going to learn a lot to see him every weekend", said Guardiola.

"I saw the games against Inter and Arsenal and immediately I saw he got it, he did it".

"Always Chelsea is a big rival". Antonio was, Maurizio will be too. Antonio (Conte) was. I am delighted that players with this style of play will be flawless for English football.

'We made it clear from the day I arrived we want him, but deals are deals, agents are agents and players are players. Both sides have four victories apiece in the fixture.

Cesc Fabregas's ability to control the tempo of the game and take responsibility in the middle of the field sees him edge out his younger rivals.

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The approach known as "Sarri-ball" will grace Stamford Bridge this season as the Blues move away from a mainly defensive outlook. Asked if he expects the 29-year-old to be part of his midfield this season, Sarri said: "Yes I do.


Ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League season, City are once again favourites for the title.

Alonso was one of Chelsea's standout performers in a disappointing season, scoring seven times as he was named in the PFA Team of the Year. We started two and a half weeks ago.

State of play: Chelsea finally got around to sacking Antonio Conte in July, nearly two months after his valedictory win in the FA Cup final.

Sarri said he was confident that Brazil playmaker Willian would remain at the club but was less sure over the future of Courtois.

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