Cesc Fabregas has insisted that Chelsea players must quickly adapt to the demands of new manager Maurizio Sarri as he looks to reshape the team and implement his playing style at Stamford Bridge ahead of the forthcoming football season.
The 59-year-old Italian tactician replaced Antonio Conte and is known to play a brand of attacking football which catches the eye as was evident in his time at Napoli.
“He is bringing a different style, a different formation and we just need to grow into it,” Fabregas said.
As expected, the system of 3 at the back has already been ditched by Sarri as he favors 4 at the back and Fabregas who is with the team on a pre-season tour of Australia added that the team was already adjusting.
“We need time to re-adapt to a back four and to what the boss wants but I believe we’re intelligent players and players at the top level who will try to adapt as soon as possible,”
“The players who are here, together with the youngsters, do a good job trying to get it as fast as we can and hopefully this is a good day to start seeing a few things from what the manager wants from us.”
Meanwhile, Marcos Alonso is also looking forward to Sarri leaving his imprint on the Blues as they look to do significantly better than the fifth-placed finish last season.
“He likes to play football, likes to press high, to try to have control of the ball and control of the game,” Alonso said.
“It could be more similar to the Spanish style, but he has Italian aspects as well… he likes to work with the defence a lot, the back-four line, lots of positioning work.”