Maurizio Sarri thinks Ethan Ampadu and Mateo Kovacic are two long-term candidates to thrive in Cesc Fabregas’ role at Chelsea.
The Spaniard left Stamford Bridge for AS Monaco in the January transfer window, leaving the Blues shorter of options in the midfield.
Leandro Paredes was linked with the move, but Paris Saint-Germain hijacked the move.
Maurizio Sarri thinks he has replacements for Cesc Fabregas already at his disposal, however, as well as helping Jorginho earn some rest.
The Italian explained to Goal that he has to try with current Chelsea players and Mateo Kovacic could be a very good option. After Ruben Loftus-Cheek completely recovers from his back problem, then, the Blues can play sometimes with the Croatia international as a central midfielder and then Jorginho will be able to rest.
Maurizio Sarri is trying in training with two players; the first is Ethan Ampadu and the second is World Cup finalist Kovacic. It may be that for the characteristics, Mateo Kovacic has, is more suitable for this team.
The Wales international is more defensive and the 60-year-old specialist thinks that Mateo Kovacic is close to Jorginho in moving the ball fast at one-touch. In the future, Sarri has to use other midfielders as his side were thrashed by Pep Guardiola as Chelsea secured their heaviest lost in their Premier League history.
The Italian specialist ever refused to shake hands with Pep Guardiola pretending that he did not see the Manchester City manager approaching him.