Maurizio Sarri must be given more time to adapt Chelsea, says Gianfranco Zola

Stamford Bridge assistant gives backing to his manager as they prepare to face Manchester United in the FA Cup

Maurizio Sarri has made subtle adjustments to his preferred style of play in an attempt to adapt to the demands of the English game with Chelsea and, according to his assistant, Gianfranco Zola, should be granted the same patience afforded Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Chelsea go into Monday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie with Manchester United still in three cup competitions and only a point off the top four in the Premier League. Yet results and performances have been wildly unpredictable of late, with Sarri’s apparent intransigence in terms of adapting his favoured philosophy prompting discontent within the club’s fanbase scrutiny of his position. The board recruited the now 60-year-old from Napoli last summer knowing he would stand by the concept of “Sarri-ball”, and duly signed Jorginho from his former club to act as an on-field lieutenant to impose the tactical approach.

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Source: Football News
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