Sarri not ready to make changes despite Europa League win

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Former Chelsea manager Ranieri will return to his old Stamford Bridge stomping ground keen to build on last weekend's home win over Southampton. I'm happy. That's the most important thing.

The Blues responded from a first competitive loss under Sarri, after 18 matches unbeaten, to Tottenham last Saturday, with a fifth win from as many Europa League Group L games.

Fabregas is not denouncing his overall football ability though and despite now being at the age (31) where more attacking players begin to drop deeper, the Spaniard believes he still belongs in the final third.

Morata has been less effective as the leading striker, hence, it is time to drop him and give Giroud the opportunity he so much deserves.

They should be confident of collecting all three points tomorrow as the Cottagers arrive at the Bridge sitting rock bottom of the table having taken just 8 points from their 13 games so far this season.

"I was always open to other coaches".

"I spoke with him; he remembers me, he came to me and said 'can I come to watch your training session?'", said former Chelsea boss Ranieri.

Cesc Fabregas has enjoyed a successful period at Chelsea
Cesc Fabregas has enjoyed a successful period at Chelsea

A graduate of Chelsea's formidable academy, the Londoner, who has a U-17 World Cup medal, has not been named in any of Sarri's Premier League squads to date this season despite a promising pre-season.

The veteran Italian oversaw a 3-2 victory in his first match after replacing Slavisa Jokanovic, ending a run of seven consecutive defeats.

Fabregas said: "It's been hard for him (Jorginho) because opponents know how to defend against this".

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"Maybe whether he plays, or I play, sometimes we have to find a solution, new movement, be quicker with the ball".

"For the assist, that just tops off the night for all of us".

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