Maurizio Sarri warns of problems in the future while getting used to life with Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri has warned that there may be early problems as Chelsea adapts to its methodology

Maurizio Sarri admits there may be problems for Chelsea in the early stages of the season, as they try to learn the details of their style after an interrupted summer.

Sarri shared the fear that two months will pass before his team is at full capacity and has told the board of directors of Stamford Bridge that he wants big changes for the preseason calendar next year. He pointed out the lack of goals and wants to see his team move the ball faster.

The Italian also warned Chelsea fans not to wait for £ 72 million goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who is on the team and hopes to start in Huddersfield on Saturday, to act at the same level as Thibaut Courtois.

Maurizio Sarri has warned that there may be early problems as Chelsea adapts to its methodology

Maurizio Sarri has warned that there may be early problems as Chelsea adapts to its methodology

"I hope the second part of the season is very good with a lot of points," said Sarri. "I expect some problems in the first part of the season, of course, at this moment, we are not at the peak of our potential, we did a preseason … what can I say? Unusual, maybe. top "

The goals were a problem for Chelsea last season, and they have not flowed freely in the preseason, with only three in five games, excluding penalty kicks.

"We have to play at another speed," Sarri said. "At present, players think too much about what to do, so the ball does not move at the correct speed.

"If we are able to play (faster), maybe the score is not a problem for us, but at this current speed, it can be a problem."

The arrival of Sarri from Napoli was interrupted by a delay in the dismissal of his predecessor Antonio Conte, a friendly in Australia and the World Cup, so the time with key players has been limited. He said he would change it completely for next year.

The Italian feels that it could be two months before his side is finally at full power

The Italian feels that it could be two months before his side is finally at full power

The Italian feels that it could be two months before his side is finally at full power

"I arrived in mid-July, then the problem was there and I have to accept it, but for the future it will be better to change it, they (the board) know it, it's Sarri.

In Napoli, Sarri would spend three weeks locked up with his team in a mountain refuge before playing friendly matches in Europe. They refused to play in the International Champions Cup, in which Chelsea competed in recent years.

"My perfect pre-season program is not completely in line with the club's program," Sarri said. & # 39; Then we have to come to a compromise & # 39;

In Kepa, 23, signed by Athletic Bilbao, said: "Courtois's situation was clear, he wanted to go to Madrid, so we lost one of the most important goalkeepers in the world.

"But we bought one of the most important young goalkeepers in Europe, so I'm very happy, I hope he can improve very fast but, for the moment, he is not Courtois."

Sarri has asked fans not to wait for £ 72m Kepa Arrizabalaga be like Thibaut Courtois

Sarri has asked fans not to wait for £ 72m Kepa Arrizabalaga be like Thibaut Courtois

Sarri has asked fans not to wait for £ 72m Kepa Arrizabalaga be like Thibaut Courtois

The 23-year-old joined a world record of £ 72 million at Atlético de Bilbao this week

The 23-year-old joined a world record of £ 72 million at Atlético de Bilbao this week

The 23-year-old joined a world record of £ 72 million at Atlético de Bilbao this week

With midfielder Mateo Kovacic signed on loan for one year from Real Madrid before Thursday's deadline, Sarri considered his team complete.

There will be expenses from the margins of the team, but Chelsea will not sell to any of its first team players and the manager, having spoken with Eden Hazard, expects the Belgian striker to extend a contract that expires in 2020.

Sarri said: "My job is in the field, to improve players, to win games, not to sign new contracts, but I have seen a player who is happy to stay, so I think there will be no problem, the new contract" .

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