Maurizio Sarri open to have Chelsea legend back as coach

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri

Can Maurizio Sarri point Chelsea to victory when they face Cardiff

Maurizio Sarri has claimed he does not see Chelsea challenging for the Premier League title in his debut season in charge, adding that Manchester City and Liverpool are now the main title contenders.

And Sarri has confirmed Azpilicueta will lead his side once again when they play host to Neil Warnock's newly-promoted Cardiff on Saturday.

Sarri has enjoyed a fast start in his initial campaign in England as the Blues recorded four wins on-the-trot in as many Premier League games.

"Captain Leader Legend" to make a sensational return to Stamford Bridge? If he wants to help us, I'm very, very happy.

And Owen has paid homage to the way Sarri has turned around a Chelsea side which struggled creatively last season under Antonio Conte.

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"I don't know if there is a chance; he told me he wants to play".

Speaking in an interview with BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: "Like Liverpool and Watford, Chelsea have got a 100 per cent record from their first four league games and I see that flawless start continuing here. It's very hard. The gap last season was 30 points (between fifth-place Chelsea's 70 and City's 100) so to go above 30 points in one season is very, very hard". I want to speak to him.

"We need another step to be at the same level".

Chelsea will also welcome back Cesc Fabregas who has been sidelined since the season started with an injury and Sarri is ecstatic that the former Arsenal midfielder will be fit enough to feature. "It will be a very hard game for everybody who plays Cardiff". "We will play against a very physical team, so I think it we want to get points, we need a very good performance". To close that gap in only one season is very hard.

'However, if Man City slip even a little, I think Liverpool will punish them'.

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