Chelsea have been hugely fancied as title contenders this season.
The Blues have kicked-off the new campaign in a sizzling fashion and new boss Maurizio Sarri is to be thanked for that.
Last season, the club took a plunge ending sixth on the table but have somehow clawed back, as Sarri attempts to win his first silverware as manager.
The 59-year-old is widely known for his tack “liquid football” or “Sarri-ball” .
His meticulous approach as a manager and his famous trademark of playing a highly organised defensive four-man back-line system makes him one of the stand-out managers in European club football.
Sarri’s style of approach is known to inject attractiveness and excitement, including the urgent need of retaining possession, and his teams’ ability to move up the pitch quickly, catching opponents off guard, using a deep-lying playmaker who dictates play in front of the back-line.
This has earned the Italian the Enzo Bearzot Award during his short bout of success at former club Napoli, and Barcelona star Xavi admits he’s always fascinated watching Sarri and likes the Italian a lot.
He praised the 59-year-old for his great ideas, and added, “his football works because of the moves he manages to express on the pitch.”
The Spanish international believe he can dominate and go ahead to win the Premier League with Chelsea this season.
“His Chelsea side are spectacular,” he commended.
Chelsea Player Leaves Stamford Bridge On Loan
Chelsea midfielder Ethan Ampadu has signed for German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig on loan for the new season.
His loan deal to RB Leipzig was confirmed earlier on Monday.
The 18-year-old Chelsea player has been handed the number 26 jersey at the German club.
Ethan Ampadu was promoted to the first team at Chelsea in 2016 and he has made 12 appearances in all competitions since then.
The young Welsh international signed a new contract at Chelsea in September 2018.
While Maurizio Sarri was the Chelsea manager last season, he made just three appearances in all competitions for the west Londoners.
He would be hoping to continue his football education in Germany with RB Leipzig who will play in the Champions League.
RB Leipzig returned to the Champions League after they finished third on the German Bundesliga table last season behind Borussia Dortmund and champions Bayern Munich.
It would be their second Champions League campaign in three seasons.
In addition, RB Leipzig also reached the German Cup final before they were thrashed 3-0 by eventual winners Bayern Munich.
On Ethan Ampadu, new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard revealed that he tried to sign him on loan while he was the Derby County manager during the last campaign.
Lampard stressed the need for Ampadu to go out on loan.
Liverpool, Chelsea Target Set For Medical Ahead Of €20m Transfer
Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir will undergo his Real Betis medical ahead of his €20m move.
The news of his medical was confirmed by popular media portal Goal.
Nabil Fekir has just one year left on his current deal at Lyon and the French Ligue 1 giants were almost handicapped in letting him leave this summer rather than for free next summer.
The French midfielder is expected to be the direct replacement for Giovanni Lo Celso at Real Betis.
Lo Celso is closing in on a move to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur and Nabil Fekir will replace him at the club.
The Argentine international was one of the best midfielders in the Spanish La Liga last season.
He scored 15 goals for Real Betis during the last campaign.
Nabil Fekir was previously a target for reigning European champions Liverpool.
As a matter of fact, he came close to joining Liverpool last summer after the Reds agreed on a £50m deal for him.
He had done his Liverpool medical before the Reds pulled the plug on the deal due to concerns over his knee.
The French World Cup winner was linked with Liverpool again this summer but the Reds debunked those transfer rumours.
Frank Lampard Reveals He Wants To Keep This Player
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has ruled out a return to fellow Premier League club Everton for Kurt Zouma.
In his latest interview monitored by the Daily Mail, Frank Lampard revealed that he wants to keep the player at the club.
French defender Zouma has returned to Chelsea this summer after spending last season on loan at Merseyside giants Everton.
He joined Everton on a season-long loan deal on the deadline day of last summer’s transfer window.
Kurt Zouma impressed a great deal at Everton and the Toffees were interested in a permanent deal for him.
Everton manager Marco Silva had previously said that he wants to keep the defender at Goodison Park but it seems like the Portuguese tactician won’t get his wish.
Frank Lampard has shown the willingness to give Chelsea loanees from last season a chance in his squad as he settles down to his new job as the Blues manager.
He signed a three-year deal at Chelsea until the end of the 2021/22 season.
Chelsea and Lampard are somewhat handicapped in the current transfer window due to the ban slammed on them by world football’s governing body FIFA.
The Blues have taken their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
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