The situation between Chelsea and Antonio Conte seemed to drag on for too long, leaving Maurizio Sarri in something of a rush to get his side prepared for their first Premier League clash of the season, away to Huddersfield Town.
Huddersfield surprised many onlookers last season by surviving relegation, German manager David Wagner working wonders in West Yorkshire to guide the Terriers to safety. Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy once again starred at the Kirklees Stadium. A player with real technical ability, Chelsea will need to make sure they are aware of the ability Mooy has in the pass.
It will be a tough ask for Maurizio Sarri to get his Chelsea side back in to the Premier League top four. Their current squad looks a long way from challenging again, Sarri will want more players at his disposal if he is to revolutionise Chelsea.
The Stamford Bridge outfit have so far signed Jorginho for an initial £50m from Napoli. Sarri might want to raid his former club for more players.
With that in mind, Sarri needs to ensure these two stars are signed before the Huddersfield fixture…