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Chelsea formally approve Jorginho propaganda

Jorginho propaganda at Chelsea has been made official it would appear after the club released a hype video celebrating the former Napoli star.

Italy midfielder Jorginho was Maurizio Sarri’s man, hailed as the chief exponent of the “Sarriball” possession play on his £57million arrival from Napoli in the summer of 2018.

But Sarri’s man in the middle attracted all the brickbats from the terraces any time Chelsea laboured under the former Napoli boss’ heavily-proscriptive system.

Another accusation levelled at Jorginho last year was that he was playing on a regular basis because he was a favourite of former boss Maurizio Sarri.

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Jorginho (pictured) was often the butt of supporter criticism in Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea regime (Adam Davy/PA)

Things have been different this season though and the midfielder is starting to get the recognition he deserves.

The Italy international was treated to a rendition of his name during the 3-2 Premier League win at Norwich.

That comes on the back of a difficult first season for the 27-year-old, who was often criticised and even jeered off the pitch on occasion.

Calls for the Italian to be made captain instead of Azpilicueta have been growing louder among Chelsea fans and it seems the club are aware of the affection Jorginho has been generating lately after a tumultuous first season in England.

Check out the video released by Chelsea below –

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Picture: Sarri and staff pull off their best Godfather impression after Chelsea win

Sarri and his coaching staff are pictured enjoying a smoke and giving us their best “Godfather” impression following their 4-1 victory over Arsenal in Baku in the UEFA Europa League final.

Maurizio Sarri is a happy man and understandably so!

After receiving harsh criticism and opposition from the Chelsea media and fans, Sarri has won the Europa League which is also his first trophy in football.

Chelsea played a decent first half but were on the back-foot for most of it. Since the start of the second half, Chelsea took matters into their own hands.

A header from Giroud, a Pedro goal and a farewell Hazard brace were all too much for Arsenal who scored via an Iwobi half-volley.

Along with finishing 3rd in the PL, Chelsea have added the Europa League to their achievements this year.

Following the win, Sarri and his management enjoyed a cheeky smoke.

Known for his smoking habits (about 80 a day), it is no surprise that Sarri celebrated the win with another fag. The cigarettes and the suits surely do give them a sharp Godfather look.

They look nothing less than the Italian Mafia here!

The Godfathers of London

PS – Smoking is injurious to health

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Football fans loved Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri having his own little moment with the gold medal

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was spotted getting emotional after receiving a gold medal for winning the UEFA Europa League 2018/19 with Chelsea.

A glimpse of Sarri’s season at Chelsea thus far

Chelsea have had a rollercoaster of a season.

After finding Antonio Conte unsuitable for the managerial post, Chelsea brought in the foul mouthed football genius from Napoli, Maurizio Sarri.

Premier League fans expected to see a breathtaking display of offensive possession football known as ‘Sarri-ball’.

However , the players at Chelsea Football Club often failed to deliver. They had a string of bad performances in the league.

Fans and critics blasted Chelsea for showing no spirit or passion in their matches. Sarri’s appointment faced criticism. He was often ridiculed by the media.

Euphoric scenes at Baku Olympic stadium for all the Blues

However, Chelsea rose above the turmoil. They produced a stellar performance to win 4-1 against a lacklustre Arsenal side.

They defeated them to be crowned champions of the Europa League .

The Baku Olympic Stadium saw a wild, euphoric Chelsea team celebrating with abandon yesterday.

Arsenal put up a mediocre performance. On the other hand, Chelsea played with a passion that seemed missing in them for a very long time.

Chelsea players and staff embraced each other and showed love to their fans after the match.

As they lifted the Europa Cup, their faces could not hide the pure joy and pride after a difficult season.

However , most fans did not notice another heartwarming sight that was taking place behind the wild celebrations.

Maurizio Sarri was not in the thick of the celebrations. Instead, he was quietly admiring his gold medal. It was the first trophy he had won in his 29 years as a professional football coach.

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Fitting result for a man who loves the game with all his heart.

Sarri is a true football genius and his philosophy of the game has won him praise from numerous critics and colleagues.

Perhaps the only flaw in his dynamic and beautiful career was his lack of a major trophy in professional football.

Maurizio is known to be foul mouthed and rough at times on the players. Consequently, the media often call him inhuman and inflexible.

However the video clip shows this softer, more human side of the great coach. He worked as a bank manager before deciding on becoming a football coach.

After toiling and persevering for decades, Maurizio Sarri finally won professional silverware.

Without a doubt , this was an accolade that he had waited deservedly for.

It was a fitting result for a man who loves the game with all his heart.

Sarri showed simple, childlike joy and admiration on receiving ths fruits of his labour. This scene moved fans all over the world. And perhaps this is all that Sarri wants, a validation to his own mastery of the game.

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Photo – Maurizio Sarri giving Ross Barkley the finger in Chelsea training

Moments before the brawl in the Chelsea camp last night was covered by the cameras, Maurizio Sarri appears to be showing ‘the finger’ to Ross Barkley during an open training session. The duo seem to be sharing a light moment in the picture during a practice session.

Things got heated in the live training session

Chelsea Manager Sarri left the pitch furiously during their last training session in Baku before the big clash against London rivals Arsenal on Wednesday.

The Italian manager was seen throwing his Chelsea cap, kicking it into the air and retrieving it again just to throw it back onto the ground.

The heated incident took place shortly after an argument between David Luiz and Gonzalo Higuain in a routine training session.

The Brazilian defender left a flailing elbow on Higuain’s face while shielding the ball against the Argentine. It appeared that the Chelsea number 9 went too hard while tackling Luiz and this infuriated the defender.

Captain Azpilicueta’s intervention calmed things down between the international rivals but failed to keep the manager’s fury under control. Even the members of the coaching staff failed to keep Sarri’s temper down as he headed straight into the tunnel after the incident.

Limited options in the midfield against Arsenal

The manager already had other concerns with limited options in the midfield after the likes of Kante, Loftus-Cheek and Odoi were all ruled out of the finale due to injuries. The manager has confirmed in his latest interview that N’golo Kante’s availability still remains a 50-50 scenario. This leaves Sarri with only Jorginho, kovacic and Barkley as the only options in a three-man midfield.

Despite having a wobbly season the manager claims that this season has been good and winning the Europa League would make it “wonderful”. The Italian manager finished third in the league securing a spot in the Champions League next season.

He also took the Blues into the League Cup final against City which they lost in penalties and are determined to win this finale in Baku.

Photo of Sarri dishing out the middle finger to Ross Barkley in training

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Luka Jovic transfer speculation to gather steam after Maurizio Sarri is all praise for the Serbian

Luka Jovic is one of the hottest strikers in the world right now. Spearheading Eintracht Frankfurt’s attack with the likes of Sebastien Haller and Ante Rebic, the Serbian has really taken the Bundesliga by storm this season. Valued at about 50 million pounds in today’s market, the free-scoring Serb seems to be a viable option for clubs looking to bolster their attack for the upcoming season.

Catching the eye of big clubs this season for his consistent performances and goal-scoring heroics, Jovic really stamped his authority after becoming the youngest player in the Bundesliga to score 5 goals in a game, as Frankfurt destroyed Dusseldorf 7-1.

Clubs sharpened their senses in a bid to lure Jovic away from Frankfurt. The primary candidates at the time were Barcelona and Bayern Munich; but now Real Madrid also seem interested. The latest addition to that list appears to be Chelsea.

With the quarter-final second legs coming to a close and Chelsea, Frankfurt, Valencia and Arsenal progressing, one of the semi-finals will see Chelsea face Frankfurt. And given Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri’s comments on the young Serb, there’s a good chance that the speculation will be much more stronger than before. Sarri mentioned in his post match presser that he considers Jovic a “wonderful striker”.

Jovic’s father has made it clear that he wants his son to be a regular starter (highly unlikely at Barca or Bayern), and given Chelsea’s striker situation with Higuain, Giroud, Morata and Batshuayi failing to make a mark, Jovic to the Blues seems like a match made in heaven.

There is one huge problem for Chelsea though. Chelsea have been hit with a two window transfer ban, which doesn’t help with the desire to sign Jovic. With no outcome yet on Chelsea’s appeal to the ban, things are on a knife-edge. If indeed the ban is lifted and the board back Chelsea’s potential bid for player admired by Sarri, it would certainly be a joy to have Jovic in England!

Jovic has scored 25 goals and assisted 7 times in all competitions this season, which is remarkable for a 21 year-old. If the stars do align for Chelsea, we could be looking at something special on the Blue side of London.

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Fabregas calls Jorginho Sarri’s ‘son’ in Monaco presser

When Chelsea fans got to know that Maurizio Sarri would manage the club from the start of the 18-19 season, they were hopeful of their fortunes changing, performances improving, new players arriving and titles coming in.

When a new manager comes in, he brings in new ideas, a new style of play and new mentality. In his mind, he has a picture of how he wants to run things. Some players adapt to this idea, while some fall prey. No better example can be provided of this situation at Chelsea, than the curious case of Cesc Fabregas.

Bought in 2014 to aid Chelsea’s desire to be crowned champions of England, Cesc brought a creative threat to Chelsea. Finding key passes nobody would dare to fashion, Fabregas was the main man in midfield commanding Chelsea’s title charge, also chipping in with goals and assists. There’s no doubt he was the mastermind on the pitch in that title-winning season.

Since then, Conte took over from Mourinho and Hiddink, and brought in a new ideology. Fabregas rose to the challenge, providing key performances that saw the Blues succeed as champions in 16-17. And while he has still been relatively influential to Chelsea with time and age catching up, the arrival of Sarri was the final nail in the coffin for Cesc.

With Sarri coming in and revolutionising Chelsea, with “Sarri-ball” taking the league by storm, Cesc fell prey. The signing of Jorginho was proof of Sarri’s intentions, with the midfielder vital in Sarri’s style of play.

This meant Cesc fell out of favor, resigned to the bench and sometimes, even out of the squad. He made the move to Monaco in January, in search of more game-time.

In a recent press conference, Fabregas reflected on his time in London, explaining the situation he was in. Fabregas said he could’ve signed on at Chelsea, but couldn’t, citing that Jorginho is like a ‘son’ to Sarri, and that spelt trouble for the Spaniard with Jorginho missing just one league game under Sarri.

 

With Jorginho leading the passes made in the league this season, playing the centerpiece in Sarri’s footballing model, the move to Monaco was a good one for Cesc, with him getting game time and helping Monaco progress from the mess they were in. How good has Fabregas been in the Premier League, and was Sarri wrong in letting Cesc go?