Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists we haven’t seen the full version of the Sarri-ball he made popular as boss of Serie A side Napoli.
Speaking after the goalless draw at West Ham, Sarri insists the players need to move the ball quicker and have more movement without the ball.
When asked how close Chelsea are to playing Sarri-ball, Sarri said: “We need to move the ball quicker, I think. We need more movement without the ball.
“We are improving in the defensive phase. In the last two or three matches, we’ve done very well. But we have to improve in the offensive phase, especially in this kind of match.”
A Chelsea player that have impressed with the Sarri-ball this season is Pedro and Sarri emphasised the importance of Pedro to his style of play after the draw at West Ham.
“Pedro, for us, is very important because he is the best player we have with movement without the ball,” Sarri said after the goalless draw at West Ham.
“So, in this moment of the season, Pedro is a very important player.”
The full-version of the Sarri-ball will be fun to watch as it involves quick movement of the ball between players and it also requires lots of movement from the players and a lot of pressing high up the pitch. Chelsea have been pleasing in the eye this season and if this isn’t the full-version yet, then we are headed for good times as Chelsea fans.