Maurizio Sarri has revealed he has warned his Chelsea gamers in regards to the risks of worldwide breaks forward of Saturday’s conflict towards Cardiff Metropolis.
The Blues received their first 4 video games of the brand new season however Sarri is effectively conscious that groups can endure a downturn in outcomes after such a break.
‘Am I very relaxed? Not likely, as a result of tomorrow is a really troublesome sport, a really troublesome match,’ Sarri mentioned, waiting for Chelsea’s Premier League fixture with Cardiff.
‘I bear in mind in my first season in Naples, the typical factors per match in the course of the season was 2.28, I believe.
‘However the common (at Napoli) after the worldwide break was only one.31 or 1.32. So I do know that the matches after the break are very, very troublesome.
‘Luckily within the final season (when Napoli nearly received Serie A in 2017-18), the typical was the identical: 2.four within the season, 2.45 after the break.
‘This was solely as a result of after the primary season the gamers understood the issue of this sort of match.
‘I’ve been making an attempt to emphasize this quantity to my gamers (to keep away from a drop-off in efficiency) and telling them my expertise on this scenario.’
Not too long ago-promoted Cardiff are but to document a win this season however have drawn two video games and pushed Arsenal shut earlier than the worldwide break.
Supervisor Neil Warnock insists his group are able to troubling Chelsea.
‘The highest sides at all times have a number of possession so we’re going to be below the cosh for a very long time, however we’ve received to discover a treatment,’ he mentioned.
‘We’ve earned the correct to play towards groups like Chelsea. It’ll be fascinating to see how we cope at a packed Stamford Bridge.
‘It’s one the place we’ve received to get the perfect out of what we’ve received. I don’t need to go there and never have a shot on the right track, however we’ve received to have gamers at their finest talents to present them a sport.’