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    I wish it. Let's fix one of the problems. That would be a terrible mistake thinking is the only one.
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    It depends on what you mean for 1 dimensional. He will always try to dominate possession and to play in the opposite half, this will never change for him and, at now, this is the problem with these players who could do better playing lower on the pitch.
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    Lackness of a finisher isn't the only problem. You need a set of players to fit this system, otherwise you didn't sign Sarri, but another manager. Sarri with different way of football isn't Sarri.
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    Sarri's system, Jorginho and our progress

    Sarriballl needs offensive fullbacks and mifielders first of all (Ghoulam, Hamsik, Zielinski), not these players.
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    Random Rumours

    According to Marca, Higuain is going to come.
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    Spuds V Chelsea (LC) Tue 8th Jan 20:00 UK

    Defensively great performance, as usual.
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    Spuds V Chelsea (LC) Tue 8th Jan 20:00 UK

    How can you like Barkley? He is awful from techical point of view.
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    Spuds V Chelsea (LC) Tue 8th Jan 20:00 UK

    Defensive fullbacks, defensive midfielders, you can't play in this way with Azpilicueta, Alonso, Kante and Barkel all together. You need offensive players but you are trying to sign another defensive midfielder. Striker is not the only problem.
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    Nicolo Barella

    Barella is a runner whit good techincal qualities, he can play in the central position, but whit Sarri he would be play essentially as CM.
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    Nicolo Barella

    Spending that money for a defensive midfielder, despite offensive problems, would be a very very stupid signing for me. I like Barella, but he would be just a Kante's backup. It's really surprising that Napoli and Chelsea who have best DMs in the world are trying to sign him, maybe it's fault of parisien pressure for both of them.
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    Nicolo Barella

    Honestly I don't understand, you need a different type of midfielder, like Milinkovic Savic.
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    Chelsea v Southampton (PL) Wed 2nd Jan 19:45

    Easy. Put Ghoulam, Insigne and Hamsik instead of Alonso, Willian and Barkley and you will have Sarriball. Sarriball was strongly based on those three players, possession needs quality players to perform. Except for Fabregas, there isn'tanyone in this team (neither Hazard) very good in last passes or crosses.
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    I don't know what I could say, he stayed with us (Napoli) for three years and he was a phenomen, then he went to Mafia. Before Ronaldo, he was the best player of Serie A for everybody.
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    I agree, Chelsea needs an offensive fullback. About Higuain, I know he isn't young anymore, but he is world class and he's the perfect central striker for Sarri's teams. Obviously, Chelsea has to think for a younger one, but this could be a problem to fix next season. Now Chelsea needs him, not Icardi, who is a pure finisher, but he is an average player when he has to play with teamates.
  15. Hey, guys, I want to try to give you my point of view: as a Napoli's fan, I'm able to recognize differences beetween Sarri's Napoli and Sarri's Chelsea. Problem #0 The recent past of Chelsea: Conte's teams think football in a way far far away by Sarri's teams. Marking zone with the ball as only one point of reference is completely different by marking the opponents, so changing the defensive phase, especially in negative transitions, is a very long term job and honestly it could have been worse so far. The offensive phase is also a lot different: Conte loves to play moving the ball in width rather than in depth and medium-long range passes, while Sarri loves his players touching the ball one-two times (so a very quick build-up) ,moving the ball forward and backward, so using mainly the depth of the pitch, and short passes. In Napoli, Sarri was lucky to find a team ready to think like he wanted, as he admitted. Time is the only solution for this problem. Problem #1 Sarri's 4-3-3 needs at least an important offensive fullback, for example last year we suffered a lot for the injury of Ghoulam and we lost something like 10-15 goals at the end of season. Faouzi was one of the secret of Napoli, he gave us width on the left and the quality of his passes and crosses was superb, I'm sorry but I don't see any fullback there like him, and here marketplace is the right way. Problem #2 Central midfielders don't fit the system at now: Allan is more comfortable on possession and playing beetween opposite lines than Kantè, while Hamsik was a master in first touch and helping Jorginho in build-up, they used to think football like they were a single player, so if opponents used to mark Jorginho, there wasn't any tactical problem for us (thanks to Hamsik). I think that Sarri will improve the team with training from this point of view, I don't think it's necessary to sign a new midfielder at now. Problem #3 The central striker. For Sarri it's the biggest one, as he's forced to try Hazard in this role, while everyone prefer Eden could see always forward on the pitch, but Morata and Giroud are really awful solutions and it doesn't seem they can do better. A new striker is necessary, in Napoli Sarri had three strong central strikers, like Higuain, Milik and Mertens and without them he could have been in trouble.