Maurizio Sarri opens the door for John Terry to return to Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri opens the door for John Terry to return to Chelsea

Chelsea's team manager Maurizio Sarri gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.

The blues on a winning streak and are looking to maintain their early form when Premier League new boy, Cardiff, who is without a win in the Premier league this season yet, come visiting.

Luiz was something of a forgotten man for Chelsea under Antonio Conte last season, falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and making only nine Premier League starts. "For me, my life is on the pitch with the players. [But] in this first period, for me, it was very important not to change, especially the defensive line".

The 59-year-old Italian said: "I am very open with him, because he's the history of the club". 'Fortunately, we have very strong young players; (Ruben) Loftus-Cheek, (Callum) Hudson-Odoi, Ampadu, and I'd like to give them the right space.

Chelsea are back in action on Saturday when they host newly-promoted Cardiff City.




Asked which teams are in title contention, Sarri said: "At the moment I can answer City or Liverpool, at the moment".

"I think so. I hope not. For the moment, I'm really very happy to stay here".

Fabregas is likely to only be fit for a place on the bench, though, and could replace Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who picked up an injury on worldwide duty with England.

But the timing of the fixture makes a damaging setback more likely according to Sarri, who said that he encountered a similar problem during his time in charge of Napoli.

The Italian added: "I think tomorrow will be a very hard game because, mentally, the match after the break is always very hard. No more". He added: "Then I'd like to start again".

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