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Maurizio Sarri believes that he has a harder job replacing Antonio Conte at Chelsea in comparison to Ancelotti at Napoli.

Sarri replaced Antonio Conte as coach at Stamford Bridge in July after Ancelotti replaced him at Napoli.

Sarri has had a 100% start with Chelsea in the Premier League after winning 4 Premier League games thus far before the international break.

However, Carlo Ancelotti suffered a 3 nil loss to Sampdoria in the Serie A before the break.

Sarri also noted that Conte won the Premier League and the FA Cup in his two-year spell at Chelsea while he failed to win any silverware at Napoli.

“I won nothing at Napoli,” he said. “Conte, on the other hand, won here and it’s difficult to take his place.

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“What is the hardest thing after moving to Chelsea? I know less about the teams I face and the opponents. At the beginning, to understand it, was not so simple.”

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He admitted that he had no regrets about switching to England and is enjoying the better atmosphere at Premier League grounds.

He added: “Here it is totally different: it is an absolute party, it is a pleasure to arrive in the stadiums and see the fans with different shirts take a beer together. I sign autographs to the fans of the opposing team on the sidelines, before and after the match. There are games with so much intensity, physicality. The English way is a different football from the Italian one, played in extraordinary stadiums.”

“How do I see Italy now I live in London? Close up, full of problems. But when we are far away, there is a bit of nostalgia and something is always missing, like the food, although I’m getting used to meat and salmon here.”

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