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Chelsea boss Sarri opens up about defensive tactics

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has got his Blues career off to an excellent start with wins over Huddersfield and Arsenal in his first two Premier League games.

However, one area of Sarri’s new look Chelsea side that has been questioned by many fans and pundits is the defence, with the Blues coughing up several chances in both their opening fixtures.

Sarri was speaking to the press today ahead of his sides next Premier League encounter away to Newcastle on Sunday, and when he was asked if reverting to playing with three centre-backs was an option, just as his Stamford Bridge predecessor Antonio Conte did, he said:

”No. I used five years ago but it’s not my way.”

Sarri also revealed that he is not concerned by his sides defensive displays and he believes it will take time for his players to fully grasp his defensive tactics.

”Every week. I am not worried about the defence. When I arrive at new teams I usually have problems in defence for the first few months.”

Lastly, Sarri has confirmed that club captain Gary Cahill remains a part of his plans, despite the England international not making the starting XI for his sides opening two games of the season.

”I told him he will need to be patient now but he’s very important to us.”

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