Chelsea must remain focused after worldwide break - Maurizio Sarri

Backing his former teammate to come good

Backing his former teammate to come good

The Bluebirds travel to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday, and Warnock says he will speak to Chelsea officials about the prospect of signing Ampadu in the next transfer window.

The 31-year old defender, who is in his second spell with the London club, has bounced back and featured in all the four opening matches as Chelsea maintained their ideal start to the new season under the Italian.

"I remember in my first season in Naples, the average points per match during the season was 2.28, I think", he said. If he wants to play for another season, I think it's right that he tried to play.

"At the moment, I can only see City or Liverpool [winning it], at the moment", he told a media conference.

Terry left the Blues after 22 years' service in June last year for a season-long stint with Championship side Aston Villa and rejected a move to Spartak Moscow this week owing to family reasons. "Mentally after the (international) break it is hard", said the 59-year-old Italian. CARDIFF:Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Josh Murphy and Aron Gunnarsson will miss the clash against Chelsea due to a knee injury at the Stamford Bridge and Josh Murphy is out due to a hamstring injury.

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The Spaniard has bagged three goals in four games under Sarri, and is looking like Chelsea's most unsafe player.

"We have to play seven matches in 23 days, so I had to work", he said. I think so, but I hope not.

Bringing the best from Pedro, Marcos Alonso and, of course, his former Napoli star Jorginho, Sarri has very few injury worries in the build up to this game.

"We play against a very physical team, if we want to gain points we need a very good performance tomorrow". "My feeling is that we are not a very solid team in the defensive phase, we need to improve and we can, my feeling during the training is that this team can improve".

Indeed, the new boss was able to keep hold of all of his key players in the summer, apart from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

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