Maurizio Sarri reveals how long his Chelsea FC plan will take

Maurizio Sarri is hoping that his Chelsea FC players will be able to swiftly adapt to his new style at the club

Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Maurizio Sarri is hopeful that his Chelsea FC players will be able to adapt to his new philosophy at Stamford Bridge within two months.

Sarri is currently getting used to life at the west London club after having been appointed as the club’s new manager following Antonio Conte’s sacking last month.

The Italian boss has been tasked with steering Chelsea FC back into the top four in the Premier League after the west London side finished in fifth place in the table last season and missed out on Champions League qualification.

It is inevitable that it will take some time for the Chelsea FC players to get used to playing under their new boss.

But Sarri believes that the quality at his disposal at Stamford Bridge should make for a swift transition.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports before the trip to Newcastle United on Sunday, Sarri said: “They are working well, trying to improve, working on the mistakes. We need to improve, and we want to reach our 100 per cent as soon as possible.

“I think it’s easier for the offensive players. It’s usually three months, but my feeling is in this team there are a lot of intelligent players so I hope only two months.

“It takes defenders longer because I want to defend by looking only at the ball, and some players have played for 10 years looking at the man, so you have to change the way of thinking of this player, and it’s not very easy.”

Chelsea FC finished in fifth place in the Premier League table and won the FA Cup last season under Conte, before he was sacked last month.

The west London club will begin their Europa League group stage campaign next month.

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