Maurizio Sarri happy to bring John Terry 'home' to Chelsea as coach

Lynette Rowe
September 16, 2018

Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that he has decided who will replace Gary Cahill as Chelsea captain, but opted against revealing who it will be during his pre-Cardiff City press conference.

Victory means Chelsea have started a top-flight season with five successive victories for the fourth time, and first since 2010.

Chelsea may be keeping pace with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table with both sides level on 15 points after five games played, but Blues manager Maurizio Sarri feels that the Reds and defending champions Manchester City are still favourites for the title. "When Alvaro was playing it is completely different, he's a different player with different qualities, and it's good to have two good strikers in the team". I think so. When he gets the ball, he can hold it and we can go with him.

Chelsea are in action at home to Cardiff City on Saturday but Sarri believes they are still a long way from title contenders despite four wins out of four so far.

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He said: "No (not defending), when we have the ball in our half and he touches the ball five or six times, it shows he spends a lot of energies, and can have more enegy in the last 25 metres". It's very hard. The gap last season was 30 points so I think to go above 30 points in one season is very, very hard. But if he wants to help us, I'm really very happy.

Giroud has locked down his place in the starting XI for Chelsea, despite Álvaro Morata starting the season up front. "I think that at this moment Liverpool and Manchester City are another step [ahead] than us". Maybe one season, maybe a little more.

We are still very much in the dark, but Sarri has suggested that we will know the answer soon.

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