Chelsea Star Takes Dig At Antonio Conte Tactics?

Chelsea Star Takes Dig At Antonio Conte Tactics?

Chelsea Star Takes Dig At Antonio Conte Tactics?

Despite being a key component of Antonio Conte's Premier League title winning side in their 2016/2017 campaign, he fell out of favour with the Italian manager at the start of the last season.

"It is awesome to play football, of course last season was not the best for me inside the pitch, but also I learned a lot outside the pitch as a person, as a man", he told Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea's Sunday trip to Newcastle United, where they will look to make it three top-flight wins out of three this season.

Luiz has now reflected on his time under the Italian last season, admitting that he would have left the club had Conte stayed on as manager.

"I think every coach comes with new stuff to improve and help us and, of course, Sarri has already taught me many things I never saw before", David Luiz explained. It is always great to be on the pitch.

Eden Hazard's father, Thierry, has conceded that the Chelsea playmaker may "never" find his way to Real Madrid - but hinted had Zinedine Zidane remained at the helm it may have been a different story. I am happy with him, he wants to play. So for me it was great.

Sarri has more pressing issues to deal with at his new club - not least providing clarity on the futures of academy graduates Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham, who have both been linked with loan moves away from Stamford Bridge before the end of August in search of more consistent first-team football.

"In the future, starting from September, I think we play three times three-games-a-week, so there will be space for everybody". "If you are used to defending by looking at the man, and I ask you to defend by looking only at the ball, I think if you are 18 it's maybe easier". He's a very good Coach.

Eden Hazard and Mateo Kovacic will both be hopeful of getting their first start of the 2018-19 season as Chelsea travel to face Newcastle United on Sunday.

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