Chelsea's 2018/19 Premier League preview: everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming season
Writing for Real Sport 101, Chris Weir previews Maurizio Sarri's first year at Chelsea.
"A player capable of controlling the game's tempo, he is expected to retain possession and kick-start the attacking phases of play sitting at the base of the three-man midfield. Jorginho is the champion of 'Sarri-ball,' hence the Italian’s decision to bring him to Stamford Bridge."
"Chelsea have secured an experienced, international goalkeeper on a free transfer, one who is better and more sensible than Willy Caballero and who, given his age, will be happy to accept a supporting role."
"Kenedy rejoins Rafa Benitez and Newcastle, whilst the promising Mason Mount decamps for Frank Lampard's Derby County. Mario Pasalic is the highest-profile departure, but rumours continue to link Willian, Hazard and Courtois with a move away."
"Sarri built his reputation on one way of playing and he'll deploy the same 4-3-3 formation that has brought him so much success at Napoli and Empoli."
The key question: Will Eden Hazard stay?
"The Belgian is vital to the club's chances, and the risk of his leaving has only grown on the back of a wondrous World Cup in Russia. The new management should be throwing everything at him to stay."