Chelsea will regret under-appreciating Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea will regret under-appreciating Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri has never been fully settled at Chelsea. He arrived late last summer and there has been scepticism regarding his coaching ability from both supporters and the media. However, he managed to deliver a top-four finish and a Europa League triumph in his first season. The Blues will have higher ambitions, but there is no doubting that the Italian coach has laid good foundations from which to build on. That is why Friday's news that he could be on …
Maurizio Sarri – The Right Man At The Wrong Club

Maurizio Sarri – The Right Man At The Wrong Club

Time. How often do football managers invoke the need for more of that precious commodity to do their jobs? A philosophy developed over years and possibly decades needs an extended period of time to be that all-pervasive influence that courses through the veins of every person at a football club. One might tire of it eventually as was the case with Wengerball at Arsenal but the biggest nightmare for a manager is for the ideology to be rejected before an …
Liverpool Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

A Liverpool – Chelsea game in the final run in of the league always brings excitement. From Suarez’s sharp teeth to Gerrard’s slippery feet, this fixture is one of the marquee events of the season and when it occurs in the last few game weeks of the season, it is loaded with extraordinary relevance for both teams. Like it is this time. On Sunday, when Liverpool host Chelsea, the Reds will be aiming for all three points to make it …
Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea host West Ham United on Monday as they continue their hunt for a top four finish. It won’t be an easy game, as the Hammers relish London derbies, but at this stage of the season, there is no room for error. The victory over Brighton was impressive and highlighted the better things about the team. It is important that Maurizio Sarri doesn’t move away from that on Monday, as it looks like he has finally found a winning style. …
Chelsea vs Brighton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Brighton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea continue their hunt for a top four finish during the week as they welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to Stamford Bridge. This is the rearranged fixture that was due to take place on the weekend that saw the Blues lose in the Carabao Cup final. There was a potential crisis brewing in the aftermath of that, but that has been avoided by the club. Although they managed to deal with the situation, the position of Maurizio Sarri remains uncertain …
The Signing This Season’s Also-Rans Desperately Need

The Signing This Season’s Also-Rans Desperately Need

The most important signing at Manchester City in modern times was made in October 2012. The Premier League side have played some of the most sumptuous football ever seen on English shores in the last couple of seasons under Pep Guardiola. The Catalan had been courted by the club’s Emirati owners for a long time before he eventually joined in 2016 and his arrival has elevated the club’s performances to another level. The framework for these displays, however, have been …
Chelsea vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League has another round of midweek matches, with the highlight coming at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea welcome Tottenham. It is a game of huge proportions at the top of the table, with both teams needing a win for differing reasons. The pressure is on the hosts and especially their manager Maurizio Sarri after the Carabao Cup final. The Italian can't suffer another defeat in a big game. It would be his third in just over a week. Meanwhile, …
Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea will be looking to beat the odds to do the double over Manchester City in the Premier League for the second time in three years. They were excellent during the first meeting between the two clubs and indicated that they have the quality to compete at the top end of the table. However, their inconsistency since that fixture has left supporters and the media both questioning Maurizio Sarri. The Italian would benefit from a strong showing this weekend against …
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