Ed MacKey

An avid writer of football content from across the world and a specialist when it comes to English football.

Maurizio Sarri was Deciding Factor in Willian’s Blues Career

It’s no secret that a number of Antonio Conte’s relationships at Chelsea fell apart towards the back end of last season. David Luiz and Willian were the two main outcasts following Diego Costa’s argument-fuelled departure to Atletico 12 months ago. The latter was heavily linked to a summer move away with Manchester United and Barcelona reportedly interested but the Brazilian wideman has now said he will be a Blues player on September 1st.

Chelsea 0-0 Lyon: Blues Sign off Pre-season with Another Win on Penalties

Despite Chelsea kicking off their Premier League campaign away at Huddersfield on Saturday, there was still time for one more pre-season fixture on Tuesday night. The Blues welcomed Lyon to Stamford Bridge in the final International Champions Cup game of the summer and after playing out a goalless draw in normal time, Sarri’s side went on to beat the French side 5-4 on penalties.

Yet Another Italian Star Headed for Sarri Link-Up

After Antonio Conte finally left his position as Chelsea manager in mid-July, Maurizio Sarri is already showing signs of being the ideal successor with the signing of Jorginho and the prospect of attacking football returning at Stamford Bridge. It looks as though the Italian boss is interested in bringing another of his countrymen to Chelsea with Juventus’ Daniele Rugani strongly linked to a move away from Turin.