Sarri open to former defender's return in Chelsea coaching role

Sarri open to former defender's return in Chelsea coaching role

Sarri open to former defender's return in Chelsea coaching role

"At the moment, I can answer Manchester City or Liverpool [are the contenders], he said".

"For sure he will be a point of reference for me, for everybody here [if he returned]". It's very hard to close a gap of 30 points at the beginning of the season.

Sarri gives off the carefree air of a man who is not fazed by much and certainly not England's top flight, yet his teams are fashionable enough and Chelsea fans must be impressed by the smooth football that has produced a flawless start through four games.

Things don't get much easier with this trip.

After a summer of uncertainty at Stamford Bridge, Sarri has steadied the ship somewhat with his flawless start. This left Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock angered, given Chelsea's decision to send the England Under-21 global out to Aston Villa on loan.

Chelsea have managed to stake out a 100 per cent win rate so far this term, beating Huddersfield Town, Arsenal, Newcastle United and Bournemouth before the global break. "It's up to him, I am very open with him because of his history with the club".

"He doesn't look out of place".

"Of course (I'm open to having him)".

Maurizio Sarri will make a late decision on the fitness of players who returned from worldwide duty.

'In a few days, one week, he will be ready to play.

Emerson Palmieri and Davide Zappacosta have been laid low with a fever but Cesc Fabregas is close to a return after a knee problem.

Chelsea just might be on one of their "going years".

Cardiff are winless in six matches in all competitions (W0 D3 L3), their worst run under Warnock; they last went on a longer run without victory between January and February 2015 (eight games).

"This was only because after the first season the players understood the difficulty of this kind of match".

But Chelsea have learned fast enough to win and entertain so far.

Only Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, former Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare and another former Blues manager, Carlo Ancelotti, have achieved the feat.

Blues fans have hailed the introduction of "Sarriball", as Chelsea have adopted a more attacking style than in previous years.

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