Chelsea: Sarri 'axes Conte rules'

  • Chelsea: Sarri 'axes Conte rules'

Chelsea: Sarri 'axes Conte rules'

An emboldened N'Golo Kante is confident he can adapt to a more attacking role in Chelsea's transformed playing style.

"I think he has given the ball away once over the whole pre-season".

Upon arriving at the club, Conte created a rule that the squad must stay together at the Chelsea Harbour hotel on nights before they have an evening game at Stamford Bridge the following day.

Now the new Chelsea boss has signalled he's happy for Drinkwater to leave, but with the English transfer window shut, he can only agree a move overseas.

The Sun reports that Conte fell out with several key members of the dressing room during in his final year, including Willian and that in the end the players no longer believed in his philosophy, which certainly translated into their performances on the pitch.

Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri also confirmed that Belgium global Eden Hazard will not be leaving the club this season. Although Sarri has hinted the Croatian worldwide may start from the bench as he's not yet ready to play the full ninety minutes.

The former Leicester City player did not even make the matchday squad as Chelsea beat Huddersfield last Saturday and now the Blues are looking to sell him overseas, according to the Express.

Key changes needed to be made by Sarri in order to get Chelsea players on his side, and it seems he is doing his best to make sure that happens.

Asked if he would still be a Chelsea player if Conte had remained, Willian replied: "No chance".

"That's why he (Sarri) talked about "fun" football". The former Everton man joined us last season but didn't impress a lot under Antonio Conte.

Chelsea takes on Arsenal on Saturday as the new Premier League season continues and supporters will hope that the team can continue to move forward in the right direction with another 3 points.