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France legend reveals that Maurizio Sarri can become a Chelsea great

The former Napoli boss joined Chelsea over the summer and has had a brilliant start to his Premier League career, and a French legend reveals he can be great at the Bridge.

Maurizio Sarri had a tough start to his Stamford Bridge career, losing the Community Shield to Manchester City by a 3-0 margin. However, since then the Blues have done relatively well in the Premier League winning their games against Huddersfield Town and Arsenal, making them one of only three sides to boast a 100% record after the opening four games.

But with Chelsea still slowly adjust to Sarri’s tactics and way of life; many believe that despite that the Blues are title contenders. Both Manchester City and Liverpool are a summer spending spree, are the two teams fighting it out for the Premier League title, with Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United a far third. However, given Maurizio Sarri’s obvious skill set, the former Napoli manager has shown he has what it takes to challenge the best in the league.

At the Stadio San Paolo, Sarri took Napoli to a 2nd, 3rd and 2nd position finish in his three seasons in charge. This includes a sensational third season that went all the way towards the final few matchdays, with Napoli falling short and Juventus pippin them out to their seventh straight Scudettis.

However, despite all the hype and what many Chelsea fans believe could be a title-winning season, former Blues star and French legend Claude Makelele says otherwise. The two-time Premier League winning star had a lot to say about his former club, revealing “I think Chelsea changed a lot. Before now you have a lot of teams in the Premier League, it’s competitive.

Manchester City, Manchester United, and also the smaller teams have good players. So it’s going to be difficult for them to win the Premier League. I’m confident. He [Sarri] still has good players, [Eden] Hazard is there, [N’Golo] Kante is there,” said the former PSG and Real Madrid star.

“These kinds of players give a different story about Chelsea than the way we knew Chelsea before. I think he has the capacity to make history for Chelsea again.”

Author’s take:

Claude Makelele is absolutely right, as Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea could be a rather wonderful fit if the Blues given the Italian boss a chance and not sack him before the 59 year old gets the chance to show England’s top flight what he can do. With Napoli, and a comparatively frugal budget, Sarri produced wonderful football, just imagine what he can do with Chelsea and their brilliant stable of stars.

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