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Maurizio Sarri’s start to his Chelsea career began with a bang, as the Blues were firing on all cylinders playing Sarri-ball.

Chelsea at one point were on top of the table early on in the season, and Sarri’s side were the last team to lose a game in all competitions in Europe’s top five leagues.

However, since the 3-1 loss to Tottenham which was Chelsea’s first taste of defeat this season, Chelsea’s form has dropped, and the Blues lost again in surprising circumstance to Wolves at the Molineux Stadium on Wednesday night.

There are fears for Chelsea who face Manchester City this weekend, and Pep Guardiola’s side are tipped as the favourites for the game.

Sarri has now explained that the drop in form is because the team hasn’t fully adapted to the new style of play, and has called for patience as he insisted that the players will finally adapt.

Sarri said: “When you change the way of playing, the way of football, you need to change the mentality. You need to change the mentality in 25 minds so it’s very difficult, as we saw with Liverpool and Manchester City, but after the solution of the difficulties you can create something important.

“You cannot change the mentality in one day, you can change it day by day, maybe only one per cent a week, it’s a long story.”

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