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Makelele: Sarri can ‘make history’ at Chelsea

14 September 2018

David Luiz has said new Chelsea FC boss Maurizio Sarri is a positive person to be around and is creating a happy mood around the squad.

However, the 31-year-old has been a permanent fixture of Sarri's starting XI so far, helping the Blues to a 100% beginning to the campaign.

His free-flowing attacking style helping to appease the fans who have so far seen nothing less than a ideal start in the Premier League - taking four wins from four games prior to the worldwide break. The Blues beat Huddersfield Town, Arsenal, Newcastle United, and Bournemouth to take second position in the standings, behind Liverpool.

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Maybe the most pleasing aspect of his short reign though is hanging on to star man Eden Hazard after constant speculation over a move to Real Madrid.

The Belgium global was though swiftly replaced by Kepa, who signed for a world-record £71.6m fee for a goalkeeper from Athletic Bilbao.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has waxed lyrical over David Luiz - insisting the Brazilian has a "big future" at Stamford Bridge.

While dethroning champions Manchester City might be a tough ask, Makelele - a two-time Premier League victor with the Blues - is expecting big things from Sarri.

ESPN's Ian Darke believes that this new found style of play could potentially translate into a surprise push for this year's Premier League.

The Chilean coach was brought in based on his experience in England with Manchester City, with whom he also bagged the 2013-14 Premier League title.

"These kinds of players give a different story about Chelsea than the way we knew Chelsea before".

"Always I say that I want to stay at Chelsea as long as possible, and I am happy to stay here".

"Look at the Champions League in 2012".

Makelele: Sarri can ‘make history’ at Chelsea