Sarri Not Changing Course

Sarri Not Changing Course

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri intends to stick rigidly to his tactical methods until his players have fully adapted.

The Blues boss has stubbornly stuck with a 4-3-3 formation, with creative midfielder Jorginho at its heart, even though Chelsea’s performances have stuttered of late.

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World Cup winner N’Golo Kante has been deployed on the right side of midfield, in a more attacking role than the one to which he is accustomed, to accommodate Jorginho, who followed Sarri from Napoli to Stamford Bridge last July.


“We are not ready to change at the moment,” said Sarri, speaking ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash at Arsenal.

“I can change when we are at 100 per cent in what I want to see. If in 4-3-3 we are at the top, we can try to change.

“Like in Naples last season, when we played in the last period also in 4-2-3-1. But not at the moment. We are not ready.”

Sarri refused to say how close his team is to being ready, referring to the chaotic fixture schedule in English football which limits preparation periods. “It’s not easy in this situation to improve a lot in such little time,” he added.

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