Chelsea captain Azpilicueta: Tottenham in top-four battle

Chelsea captain Azpilicueta: Tottenham in top-four battle

Chelsea captain Azpilicueta: Tottenham in top-four battle

"I think he's ready, the main difficulty is imposing his style of play which is the way he always played with Napoli".

"There were a lot of factors which made us think "wow, this is big". Now the situation is closed", Sarri said.

"He will learn in time, the second season will be better for him", Mourinho told beIN Sports.

"I have a few friends at the club and everybody speaks to me amazingly well about Kepa".

For all the talk about "player power" and Sarri confronting it: there was very little of that in action this week.

Kepa apologised to the entire club in a statement last week as he was fined for defying Maurizio Sarri's attempted substitution just before the penalty shootout in the defeat at Wembley last weekend. But, with another man, yes, of course, I could have done it in another way. I could have done it in another way.

Whilst I don't know Mauricio Sarri personally, he certainly doesn't seem like the type of man to take public humiliation kindly. He made a mistake and [we had] a misunderstanding.

Sarri signed Jorginho from Napoli because the Italy worldwide was familiar with his coaching demands and says Chelsea fans will not see the best of him until his team-mates are up to speed.

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Chelsea Football Club are in stormy waters at present; with their Fifa transfer ban coming in this summer and an ageing, seemingly lost, dressing room, the forecast for 2019 seems bleak.

"You risk arriving at this moment of the season really very exhausted, more mentally than physically". So we were trying to organise in the best way the next pre-season.

"I feel the same as before, but happier because the results are positive".

Willian's pass picked out Cesar Azpilicueta's run down the right and Chelsea's captain whipped over a cross that Higuain met with an instinctive volleyed finish.It was Higuain's third goal in eight games since the Argentine striker joined on loan from Juventus in January. Now we are only two points from the top four. "We could have killed the match, but we were not able to do so". We need from everybody, the squad is ready to fight for everything and we have been working really hard.

"We won 3-0 in the Europa League".

"We played very well only for 60 minutes", Sarri said. That was very important for our confidence.

The Stamford Bridge boss went on to say he is much more content after his side clung on for a 2-1 win over Fulham on Sunday.

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