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Kovacic: Chelsea need time to perfect Sarri’s philosophy

Mateo Kovacic has said that Chelsea will need time to fully get to grips with Maurizio Sarri’s brand of football.

It has been a fine start to the season for Chelsea, who, having finished seventh in the Premier League last season under Antonio Conte, have made an unbeaten start to the season and currently sit just two points behind reigning champions Man City.

Despite their excellent run of results and their superb attacking play, the West London club have at times looked to struggle in defence as they get used to the ‘Sarri-ball’ brand of football employed by their new manager.

However, Mateo Kovacic – who is on loan at Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid – thinks it can only be a good thing that they are still unbeaten having not played their best football, while also saying it will take time to fully implement the Italian managers philosophy.

“That is a good thing because we are still unbeaten and we have not played at our highest level,” Kovacic told the Chelsea website.

“We are with the coach only three months and of course it needs time to understand completely and to work on his football. I think we are doing a great job and I am sure in every training and every game we will be better and better.”

Chelsea go up against BATE Borisov in tonights Europa League Group L clash in Belarus.

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