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 …
Arsenal vs Chelsea | Europa League Final Preview

Arsenal vs Chelsea | Europa League Final Preview

Arsenal's entire season comes down to this single game. If they win and get back into the Champions League, this season can be considered a success. It's an absolute failure if they don't. They choked away a chance at the Champions League in the Premier League, they cannot afford to do that again by losing this game. Chelsea already have Champions League secured, but their manager could find himself on his way out anyway. Maurizio Sarri's future has been in …
Chelsea vs Watford Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

Chelsea are currently in 4th position with only two weeks of the Premier League season to go, which means that a top-four finish is within their grasp. This weekend, they welcome Watford to Stamford Bridge, in what will be a very difficult match for them. The Blues have hardly been convincing in the Premier League recently taking only two points from their last three matches. Meanwhile, Watford have avoided their usual drop-off after Christmas and are one win away from …
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 …
Why Hudson-Odoi's England call-up is bad news for Chelsea

Why Hudson-Odoi's England call-up is bad news for Chelsea

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been a hot topic for discussion among Chelsea supporters this season. The last nine months have seen him emerge into the mainstream, but there is a feeling we could be discussing a more sensational debut season. The teenager has received his first senior England call-up this past week, which follows a transfer window that saw Bayern Munich make several large bids for him. There is no doubting his potential, but Maurizio Sarri remains reluctant to give him …
Everton vs Chelsea - Match Preview

Everton vs Chelsea - Match Preview

Chelsea have another opportunity to strengthen their Champions League ambitions with a visit to Goodison Park to face Everton on Sunday. Neither Arsenal nor Manchester United will be in Premier League action this weekend, which means it is a chance for Maurizio Sarri's men to move into contention. He will be desperate to do that, especially after a very strong performance during the week to beat Dynamo Kiev. The strength of the squad was on full show and fringe players are …
Fulham vs Chelsea | Match Preview

Fulham vs Chelsea | Match Preview

Chelsea have avoided a big crisis with their performance on Wednesday against Tottenham. There was potential for them to lose another big game with the distraction caused by Kepa Arrizabalaga, but they delivered an assured performance and took the three points. This weekend, they travel to Fulham in a match they will be looking to win. If they manage to do that, they will start to build momentum ahead of what is shaping up to be a tight battle to …
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