Chelsea must remain focused after worldwide break - Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea must remain focused after worldwide break - Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea must remain focused after worldwide break - Maurizio Sarri

Luiz was frozen out towards the end of Antonio Conte's tenure.

"First of all, he is a great person, great as a human being".

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has waxed lyrical over David Luiz - insisting the Brazilian has a "big future" at Stamford Bridge.

Terry, 38 in December, said: "Good seven weeks with the family, which is the first time in 22 years".

'They are very, very young and they are, for sure, the future of the club.' Loftus-Cheek is a doubt for the game against Cardiff as Chelsea return to Premier League action following the worldwide break. I think so (that this season is too soon for Chelsea), but I hope not.

"They are an ambitious club and I have been very impressed with their professionalism". I hope not. It's very hard. He has won everything with the club, so it's up to him.

"Here he is a point of reference, here it is John Terry's home so he will be very important for everybody, only the presence". "He wants to play with the ball, he wants to play with intensity, work on the details and give us all the information he can about the game".

Chelsea's flawless start to the season has led to suggestions they can challenge for the title after placing fifth last term, well adrift of champions Manchester City.

"For me, it's a pleasure", Sarri said when asked if his days are long.

Maurizio Sarri will be preparing his team to face a tricky and robust Cardiff City side this weekend, as Chelsea prepare to welcome the Premier League new boys. The gap was 30 points at the beginning of the season.

Chelsea will also welcome back Cesc Fabregas who has been sidelined since the season started with an injury and Sarri is ecstatic that the former Arsenal midfielder will be fit enough to feature.

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