Chelsea take on Cherries Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge, in the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup. The Blues will be looking to maintain a stronghold at the Bridge in tonight’s clash with Eddie Howe’s men.
Gianfranco Zola, Maurizio Sarri’s assistant confessed while it is good Chelsea rack up a silverware this season, he has downplayed it’s importance.
Sarri doesn’t have to win any silverware in his first season in charge as Blues boss, says Zola in a press conference, on the eve of the tie.
He says it is important to understand the fabric of things Sarri is keen on bringing to the club and that is their ultimate target.
Chelsea have recorded plenty of successes each time they made a managerial switch, and they all fell out despite their achievements.
Their tactics tired out, and the Blues slumped back to playing small-team football. But, “We are structuring a team and a system that can be competitive in this league but also in Europe.” Insisted Zola.
“We’re not in a hurry to do that,” says the assistant, “The aim is to become one of the best teams in the country and in Europe. We know if we want to achieve that we need to think not only in the short term but also in the long term.”
Chelsea are making strides in terms of being the team Sarri wants, however there were times they were just paces off the mark.