Maurizio Sarri rules Chelsea out of the Premier League title race

Tanya Simon
September 14, 2018

That's according to former Blues midfielder Claude Makelele, who says that he is confident the former Napoli manager will be a success. However, the 31-year-old has been reinstated in the starting line-up after the arrival of Sarri and he is apparently relishing working under him.

Chelsea have defeated Huddersfield, Arsenal, Newcastle and Bournemouth, and are one of only three teams to boast a 100 per cent record.

A recent example is that of former Chelsea Coach Antonio Conte, who in his first season won the Premier League title with Chelsea, but was shown the door after failing to maintain his team's quality of performance.

The Belgium worldwide was though swiftly replaced by Kepa, who signed for a world-record £71.6m fee for a goalkeeper from Athletic Bilbao.

Willian has been a vital player under Sarri so far, he is expected to be in the squad when they host Cardiff on Saturday in the Premier League.

"I never went onto the pitch in a Chelsea shirt thinking, we're going to lose today".

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Only Liverpool and Watford have matched Chelsea's impressive start, with champions Manchester City two points behind having drawn with Wolves last month.

"He [Sarri] still has good players, [Eden] Hazard is there, [N'Golo] Kante is there".

Conte also steered Chelsea FC to the FA Cup title last season before he was sacked and replaced by Sarri at Stamford Bridge. Fortunately, we have very strong young players: "Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Ampadu. and I'd like to give them the right space". "But it's a good pressure, and I think if you don't feel this pressure you stop being the type of player to play for Chelsea".

While it could be argued that they are yet to be properly tested so far this season, they can only beat what is put in front of them.

"Look at the Champions League in 2012".

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