Maurizio Sarri confirms decision made on Chelsea’s new club captain

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Chelsea hero Claude Makelele admits he misses his time at Stamford Bridge.

Makelele, who won two league titles with Chelsea, knows it will be tough to dethrone Manchester City but is confident Sarri can lead the west London outfit to glory.

Sarri replaced Antonio Conte in the summer after a long drawn out saga over whether he would remain at Stamford Bridge or not.

"Indeed, Chelsea have attempted and completed more passes than any other side in the Premier League so far this season".

Chelsea defender David Luiz has hailed manager Maurizio Sarri's footballing philosophy and insists that he is enjoying playing under the Italian.

"First of all he's a great person, great as a human", Luiz said in an interview with Chelsea's official magazine.

"I think in the coaching staff, I think".

"You have to play good football for a whole year to achieve that, but I think they can do it, both Pep and Klopp". He wants to play with the ball, he wants to play with intensity, to work on the details and to give us all the information he can about the next game and the opponent.

"I think he has the capacity to make history for Chelsea again".

The Blues will return to Premier League action this weekend as they bid to make it five wins from five in the top flight under their new manager.

Chelsea endured a hard campaign in 2017-18 and their dismal performance only helped them finish 5th in the league table, which made them unqualified to participate in the UEFA Champions League.

Guardiola's defending champions Manchester City are favourites to retain their crown in 2018-19 and have looked in excellent form in the opening four matches of the campaign. In one moment of the season, everybody was saying it was the worst for Chelsea in the last 10 years.

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