Sarri open to former defender's return in Chelsea coaching role

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John Terry spent last season playing for Steve Bruce at Aston Villa, and, amid rumours that the Birmingham club would happily welcome the former England captain back into the fold, Terry must now decide whether he is ready to call time on his playing career for the objective of rejoining Chelsea.

"There was no particular desire to go somewhere after the World Cup", Kante told RMC Sport.

"They are an ambitious club and I have been very impressed with their professionalism". There was some contact with PSG, yes.

'The best news is that Fabregas is now very well, ' Sarri told Chelsea's official website.

"I am with Chelsea - staying with Chelsea is good for me".

Asked which teams are in title contention, Sarri said: "At the moment I can answer City or Liverpool, at the moment". So I know that the matches after the break are very, very hard.

"I've been trying to stress this number to my players (to avoid a drop-off in performance) and telling them my experience in this situation".

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

The 37-year-old is reported to want to continue playing but Sarri said he would welcome Terry back at Stamford Bridge if he made a decision to pursue a coaching career.

Chelsea will be aiming to maintain their impressive 100% start to the Premier League season when they welcome Neil Warnock's newly promoted Cardiff to Stamford Bridge tomorrow afternoon.

"We need to improve, and we can improve".

Despite Chelsea's fine start to the new season, Winterburn can not envisage Sarri's side challenging for the Premier League title this season.

Sarri revealed he has been preparing for the intense set of fixtures over the past few weeks to ensure his side are well prepared to take maximum points, he added: "We have to play seven matches in 23 days, so I had to work".

'I hope, in the future, I will be able to give him space, and give a space to Odoi and Loftus-Cheek.

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