Giroud Frustrated with Maurizio Sarri’s Unfairness at Chelsea

Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has admitted that he is frustrated at the lack of playing time with Chelsea – especially after the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain. The 32-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season but he has only featured in six Premier league games from the start so far. After winning the World Cup with the French national team, Giroud was expecting more games with the Chelsea team that also managed to lift the FA Cup last season. However, he had to fight for his first-team spot with Alvaro Morata in the first half of the campaign and this fight has shifted towards Gonzalo Higuain in the second half of the campaign.

Even though Higuain has struggled for goals and has only been able to score against Huddersfield and Fulham, he has retained his first-team spot much to the annoyance of Giroud. In contrast, the Frenchman has been able to come up with a string of goals in the Europa League. Chelsea are unlikely to let Giroud leave very easily, as they have the option of extending his contract by an additional year. This is very much important for Chelsea due to the recent two window ban for signing players. Giroud will be concerned about losing his place in the French national team if the situation continues even further.

Maurizio Sarri has learned after Manchester City defeat – Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has said that manager Maurizio Sarri has learned to adapt to the Premier League following the club’s embarrassing 6-0 defeat at Manchester City last month. The Italian’s future came under serious question following the drubbing at the Etihad Stadium but he has since managed to sort out the team’s performances.

Speaking to, Rudiger highlighted that Sarri has got the opportunity to adapt following the embarrassment in Manchester and this has been quite evident with the performances against City in the League Cup final and Tottenham Hotspur recently, he said: “I think everyone has adapted to new things — also the coach. You saw the way we played against Tottenham and Manchester City [in the past week]? It was different to the way we played in the first three months. Everyone needs to adapt. Have we found a good balance of how to play? Definitely. In life, you need to adapt to things. This League is different to Italy, you have to adjust a bit.”

Sarri wants Chelsea to remain patient with him

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has indicated that the hierarchy need to remain patient with him, if the Blues are to emerge as serious title challengers in years to come. The west London side began the campaign in a bright fashion under Sarri and they were at one point leading the Premier League standings.

However, their form has since been average with defeats every now and then, and this has recently dropped them from the fourth position on goals scored to Arsenal. Speaking to reporters, Sarri has said that the successful English teams have always kept patience with their respective managers and gave the example of Jurgen Klopp’s rough beginning with Liverpool during his maiden season with them.

Juventus sporting director dismisses Chelsea’s prospects of signing Gonzalo Higuain

Juventus sporting director Fabricio Paratici has indicated that Chelsea are unlikely to pursue the signature of Gonzalo Higuain during the ongoing transfer window. The Argentina international joined AC Milan on a two-year loan move during the summer but he has since not experienced the best of seasons with just six goals in the Serie A.

In the event, there has been the speculation that the Rossoneri may mutually part ways with the striker, thereby allowing Chelsea to acquire his services. However, this does not seem the case, according to Paratici, who has indicated that the Rossoneri have no plans of terminating the loan deal of the former Napoli man.

David Luiz wants to remain with Chelsea for the long-term

Brazilian defender David Luiz has cited his ambition to remain with Chelsea for many years to come. The centre-back has been nearly ever-present for the Blues during their league campaign this term and he most recently starred against Manchester City by scoring the second goal of the stunning 2-0 triumph.

Shortly after the game, the central defender was asked about his future with the west London side to which he admitted that talks are progressing between the necessary parties, he said:“We are still talking, let’s see. Let’s see what the future brings. I love this club, everybody knows I want to stay.” Meanwhile, the Brazilian was further asked whether he is concerned by the current contract length but he remained relatively unperturbed saying: “I am just trying to enjoy, like every single day, Then, for sure, we will do the best thing for me, for Chelsea, for everybody.”

Alvaro Morata speaks about the qualities of Maurizio Sarri

Spain international Alvaro Morata has spoken about the positive mindset brought by manager Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge this season. The Blues had gone through a tough campaign where they only managed a fifth-place finish in the Premier League and this witnessed the dismissal of Antonio Conte from the head coach position.

Thereafter, many expected the Blues to have another difficult season in the top-flight but they have come through the test in flying colours with Sarri getting the tactics right in more or less every game. Speaking to reporters, Morata highlighted that Sarri has excellent man-management skills and the Italian knows to adjust the mood depending on the situation at the club.


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