Sarri's Napoli the least rotated in Europe team since 2005 - Conte's Chelsea not far off
- Maurizio Sarri is known for sticking with only one starting XI
- Antonio Conte's title-winning Chelsea were almost as rigid as Sarri's first year in Naples
An interesting piece of data from Sky Italia proves how inflexible Maurizio Sarri's system is despite its apparent beauty reflected in the performance itself.
Sarri's Napoli team (his first year there) is the least rotated team in Europe top leagues from 2005. 88 per cent of the time, the now Chelsea head coach used the same eleven players:
The links should be made not only with the title winning Chelsea from 2016-17, but with the current team Sarri is drilling. The head coach has hardly rotated his squad as about only 2-3 positions remains up for grabs (Pedro or Willian; Barkley or Kovacic; Giroud or Morata).
The flip side is apparent as those who can't break into the starting XI start showing unhappiness. Andreas Christensen is not pleased with his current state of things at Stamford Bridge as more players may speak up as the transfer window slowly approaches.
Worried? Or results are all that matters?