And so we’re on, as the Premier League is underway. Chelsea welcomed a change of manager at the helm, following the departure of Antonio Conte.
Chelsea’s game against Huddersfield will be Sarri’s competitive debut in charge of the west London gaints.
Undoubtedly, it is Sarri’s renowned 4-3-3 formation that will steal attention on the field of play.
Maurizio Sarri is likely going to want to dominate at the middle of the park, his “sarri-ball” philosophy, against a side that pip Chelsea to a draw last season, surviving a relegation scare.
Chelsea travel to the Kirklees stadium on Saturday, kicking off their 2018-19 Premier League campaign.
World record-signing Kepa Arrizabalaga is very likely expected to make his competitive debut on Saturday, following the departure of Belgium international Thibaut Courtois this summer.
Playmaker and talisman Eden Hazard is expected to feature against David Wagner’s Terriers after a rumoured move to Real Madrid ended in the tunnel.
Midfield enforcer and new recruit Jorginho will start at the middle of the park for Chelsea. The midfielder who is hugely admired by Sarrri during their stint at Napoli will partner N’golo Kante at midfield, including Mateo Kovacic who is likely to come on for the club.
Álvaro Morata will play as Chelsea forward after his move to the Serie A did not materialise, as Chelsea could not find his replacement.
Spaniard Pedro has seen his game surge to life this pre-season and is very likely to feature in the game at the West Yorkshire oufit.
Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Alonso and Luiz remain unchanged as the Italian’s backline.