Sarri open to former defender's return in Chelsea coaching role

Sarri open to former defender's return in Chelsea coaching role

I want to speak to him.

Sarri, meanwhile, reveals he is open to bringing Terry back to the club as a member of the coaching staff.

"I've been trying to stress this number to my players (to avoid a drop-off in performance) and telling them my experience in this situation".

"I remember in my first season in Naples, the average points per match during the season was 2.28, I think", he said.

Surmising that the decision is Terry's alone tonight, Sarri highlighted his own awareness of what the Chelsea defender of nearly two decades means to the club, and how happy he would be to welcome him 'home'.

Chelsea have lost just one of their last 51 home Premier League games against newly-promoted opposition (W42 D8 L1), with that defeat coming against Bournemouth in December 2015.

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Maurizio Sarri has said he has been warning his Chelsea players all week about the danger of dropping points after global breaks as they prepare to resume their Premier League campaign at home to Cardiff City on Saturday. "I think this season is too soon, but I hope not. For the moment, I'm really very happy to stay here".

The defender admitted the fact that there is a lot of pressure associated with playing for a club like Chelsea, while also claiming that it was the same pressure that helped them win the Champions League in 2012.

"It's up to him", Sarri told a news conference ahead of Saturday's home game against Cardiff City. But the average [at Napoli] after the worldwide break was only 1.31 or 1.32.

Despite Chelsea's fine start to the new season, Winterburn can not envisage Sarri's side challenging for the Premier League title this season.

Asked which teams are in title contention, boss Maurizio Sarri said: "At the moment I can answer Man City or Liverpool, at the moment".

"I think in the coaching staff, I think".