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Maurizio Sarri invites John Terry to join Chelsea coaching staff

16 September 2018

Maurizio Sarri has said he has been warning his Chelsea players all week about the danger of dropping points after worldwide breaks as they prepare to resume their Premier League campaign at home to Cardiff City on Saturday.

However, for two teams to manage it is unheard of - this is first season in Premier League history where a pair of clubs managed flawless starts through five games. He joined an elite club of Carlo Ancelotti (Chelsea), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) and Craig Shakespeare (Leicester).

Cesc Fabregas has admitted that the injury situation that has kept him out of action for Chelsea FC has been something of a "nightmare" for the midfielder.

Cardiff were beaten 4-1 at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea came from behind to see off the promoted side.

Former Napoli manager Sarri's fine start to life in England looked to be under threat when Cardiff took the lead after 16 minutes at Stamford Bridge.

Captain Sean Morrison crept free and headed a lofted free-kick across goal, with defender Bamba nipping in front of the cover to flick home with a poacher's finish.

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Hazard completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot before Willian's stunning strike completed the rout seven minutes from time. Pedro caused plenty of problems but was very wasteful with his shooting, whilst Giroud proved an excellent provider with two assists but failed to register a shot on target himself.

"Chelsea is his home, of course".

Willian then added a goal of his own three minutes later, curling the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box. Cardiff went into the worldwide break with a 3-2 loss to Arsenal, a game that earned the Gunners their second win of the season.

The Blues top the table on goal difference from Liverpool, who also boast a 100 per cent return from five matches.

Kante, 27, was an important member of France's World Cup-winning squad in Russian Federation, but despite heavy links with a return to his home country after former coach Antonio Conte was replaced by Maurizio Sarri, the former Leicester City man is happy to still be in London this season. "He can score 30 or 35 goals".

Maurizio Sarri invites John Terry to join Chelsea coaching staff