Maurizio Sarri relaxes two unpopular rules at Chelsea that Antonio Conte introduced

Alvaro Morata started against Huddersfield. AFP

But his desire to play on the front foot has already endeared him to Willian after two seasons under Conte's rigorous tactical approach that prioritised making Chelsea hard to beat.

Willian even noted earlier this summer that there was "no chance" he would have stayed at the club if Antonio Conte was still manager.

Sarri took over the reins from Antonio Conte at Chelsea FC in the summer following the Blues' disappointing fifth-placed finish.

According to the Telegraph, the former Napoli boss has loosened a number of rules imposed by Conte in a bid to win his players over.

The Blues next face London rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge and Willian is confident of ending a run of six games without a win against the Gunners.

The former Leicester City man, who played every match in Russian Federation, says the privilege of representing his country is "worth more than money can ever buy" and it remains a motivation for him to perform at club level.

I would have left Chelsea — Willian
Manchester United Target: I Would Have Quit Chelsea If...

Conte had previously demanded players to stay at the Chelsea Harbour hotel a night before home fixtures, a rule that wasn't welcomed by Chelsea players.

The second rule that Sarri has reversed surrounds Chelsea players' diets.

Danny Drinkwater's time as a Chelsea player looks to be coming to an end, with the Daily Star claiming manager Maurizio Sarri is willing to let the midfielder leave this month.

Well done, Maurizio. The tension surrounding Chelsea last season was plain to see from the outside looking.

Kante won Premier League titles in successive seasons at Leicester City and Chelsea FC as the France star thrived in a defensive midfield role. Have your say by leaving a comment below.



Other news