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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has struggled in his first season in the Premier League with the Blues sixth on the table with ten league games left to play.

Sarri has come under intense pressure at Stamford Bridge with the players struggling to adapt to Sarri-ball.

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who also has experience in Italian football, has backed Sarri to have a better second season with Chelsea.

According to Mourinho, the Premier League is completely different to the Serie A but he has backed Sarri to adapt and have a better second season.

“Italy is not an easy country,” Mourinho told beIN Sports. “You learn how to deal with the press; it is very specialised, they have top commentators [with] great experience in football, the journalists are also very clever in using the emotion of football in Italy.

“Maurizio comes to England with more than 20 years of experience in football. I think he’s ready, the main difficulty is imposing his style of play which is the way he always played with Napoli.

“The Premier League is the [league] where you sometimes have to lose your identity a bit to adapt to the characteristics of the game and the opponents.

“He will learn in time, the second season will be better for him.”

Following Chelsea’s humiliating 6-0 loss to Manchester City weeks ago, various reports claimed the Italian would be sacked if results don’t improve.

Mourinho believes Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday extinguished rumours about Sarri getting the sack.

“After what happened in that final with Maurizio Sarri and Kepa, immediately everyone was convinced that the manager was going to be sacked,” Mourinho added.

“I’m so happy that they beat Tottenham (2-0 in midweek), because the best way to put water on fire is to win matches. They won and they got some stability.”

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