Maurizio Sarri is already making his impact felt in the Chelsea team, and it isn’t just only about tactics, but also in the team’s rules and policies.
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte upheld a strict regime during his two seasons at Stamford Bridge, putting strict restrictions on players’ diet, movement and training.
Sarri has already relaxed two strict rules regarding players’ diet and movement before games. Sarri has unbanned tomato ketchup and HP sauce, as well as scrapping Conte’s rule to stay at a west London hotel the night before home games.
Antonio Conte used to conduct double training sessions in the morning and evening, and now The Sun report that Sarri has moved some training sessions to the afternoon so his players can spend the mornings at home with their families.
Although the Italian still conducts double training sessions and is working his players hard, he is equally keen to reward them with more time off in the mornings.
A number of banned substances are back on the lunch menu at the Cobham training base, while players are now allowed to stay at home the night before matches at Stamford Bridge. Sarri seems to be far more conscious of his squad’s happiness and well-being than Conte, who demanded that his players work really hard, regardless of the squad harmony.