David Luiz exclusive: hard times at Chelsea taught me a lot

David Luiz exclusive: hard times at Chelsea taught me a lot

David Luiz exclusive: hard times at Chelsea taught me a lot

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez talks up the managerial ability of Chelsea counterpart Maurizio Sarri ahead of the Premier League clash between the two sides.

Chelsea will be looking to maintain their winning start to the new season when they take on Newcastle United at St James' Park on Sunday afternoon. The Blues will hope to take advantage of the situation.

Maurizio Sarri did not give away any transfer speculation about Gary Cahill during the pre-match conference, instead iterating that the English veteran needs more days in training in order to be fit enough to be considered for selection.

Kepa Arrizabalaga should continue in goal for Chelsea. Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso should slot into the full-back positions with the pairing of David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger making up the heart of the backline.

"The reality is that we have to be safe and if we are safe, then we can try to achieve something more".

N'Golo Kante and Jorginho will likely retain their places.

"The ambition has to be to win every single match, every single competition, this is Chelsea we can't think in a different way but we also have to have humility to understand we're at the beginning of a new philosophy, so we start day-by-day every single week".

"I think we are in the beginning, we already head everything but you have to learn in your head and pass this to your body and synchronise".

"Sarri said", It was only a decision about the positions, I chose to put two wingers on the bench and only one midfielder.

"It is wonderful to play football, of course last season was not the best for me inside the pitch, but also I learned a lot outside the pitch as a person, as a man", he told Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea's Sunday trip to Newcastle United, where they will look to make it three top-flight wins out of three this season. Mateo Kovacic did impress with his cameo versus the Gunners but Sarri has stressed that he is ready to feature from the off.

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