Sarri: Chelsea are ‘lacking quality’ in midfield

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has said that he is looking to add ‘a pinch of quality’ to his sides midfield in the remaining weeks of the transfer window.

The 60-year-old Italian only took over at Chelsea last week, replacing Antonio Conte, whose future had been subject to intense speculation for a number of months.

Sarri took charge of his first training session earlier this week, and despite not having a full compliment of players available at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground, has already decided that the Chelsea midfield is one area of his squad which is in need of some attention:

“I cannot name names, because I don’t know,” he told his first press conference.

“I spoke with the club and ideally I think that a pinch of quality is lacking in our central midfield for a certain type of play.

“At the end of the transfers I will understand which type of game is the most suitable.

“I cannot change 20 players, I must adapt and then I will see if we change some thing in my game. Because of their characteristics.”

Chelsea have already made moves to strengthen their midfield, beating Man City to the signing of Jorginho, as the new Blues boss aims to quickly implement his ‘Sarri-ball’ style of play upon the 2016/17 Premier League Champions.

Chelsea have been linked with a move for CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin.

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