Chelsea was on their way on to becoming a stable and calm football club after the row between club management and Antonio Conte and they were transitioning smoothly until the EFL cup final against Manchester City. Even though Maurizio Sarri, the current manager and successor of Antonio Conte was facing severe criticism over the continuous series of failures in performances and the overall distortion in the team spirit, fans were hopeful that a change might be on its way. But in the extra time of the Carabao cup final, the football world witnessed a row which silently confirmed that all is not going well in the dressing room and effectively, inside the club.
Manchester City and Chelsea where battling tooth and nail for a final victory but no one seemed to be able to break the stalemate and thus, the match got into extra time. It was during the end of this period that the clash started to unravel when Maurizio Sarri decided to make a change seeing that the game was going to penalties. The then-playing goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was instructed to come off to be replaced by the second choice Argentinian goalkeeper Willy Caballero. Since Willy Caballero had a more save rate in terms of penalties, it seemed like a sensible decision but Maurizio Sarri was left furious when Kepa refused to come off and maintained his position.
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Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Gonzalo Higuaín from Juventus on a temporary agreement. The Argentina international spent the first half of the ongoing campaign on loan with AC Milan but the contract was terminated after the marksman expressed the ambition to reunite with Maurizio Sarri at the Bridge.
“When the opportunity to join Chelsea presented itself I had to take it. It’s a team I’ve always liked that has a lot of history, a wonderful stadium and they play in the Premier League, a league I’ve always wanted to play in. I now hope I can give back that trust Chelsea have shown me out on the pitch. I can’t wait to start and I hope to adapt as soon as possible,” he told the club’s official website.
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Eden Hazard has a strong belief that Maurizio Sarri is the best for Chelsea and the players are performing brilliantly under his guidance. Hazard scored his 8th goal of the season so as to ensure Chelsea sticks to their unbeaten beginning. So far he has played under 6 different coaches at the Bridge. Although Sarri is managing Chelsea for only 3 months, but the Italian has taken the performance of the club to a different level altogether as per Hazard. The club may have seen good results in the past too, but as far as playing techniques are concerned, this is the best so far said, Hazard.
It is quite similar to how the players played in France with Lille, the former club of Hazard. The Belgian forward is now left with only 2 years of the deal said he is unsure where is heart would take him. He has a great desire to play for Real Madrid, but he is happier to be with Chelsea. He knows what’s better for him and at the same time he wants to do good for the club as well as it has given him everything. It is indeed a hard decision to make for Hazard. He achieved his 8th
goal of the season in 3-0 victory against Southampton this week and was happy to have played a great World Cup.
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