Chelsea prepare for life under new manager Sarri in Australia
Chelsea players have backed new manager Maurizio Sarri's plan for a more fluid and attacking brand of football starting with Monday's pre-season friendly against Perth Glory in Australia.
Sarri, who was appointed on a three-year deal following Antonio Conte's sacking last week, said he didn't know what to expect from his new side in their first outing under him.
Sarri has vowed to bring flowing football to Chelsea, and that's music to the ears of Spanish international midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
"It's a way of football that I believe in, that I really like, that I grew up in this system," Fabregas said.
"For the type of player like myself, we can take a lot of advantage."
Fabregas, who is in Australia along with David Luiz, Pedro and new signing Jorginho, made a plea for Belgian midfield star Eden Hazard to stay at Stamford Bridge.
"I think he's our best player," Fabregas said.
"He's a player that we all love to play with, especially me. For us, he's our most important player.
"We have just started with the new manager and it will be a good test to see how we are and to keep learning things and improving with the new manager," Alonso told reporters.
"We will try to start playing how the manager wants, for sure.
"It's going to be our first game of the pre-season and of course we'll try to play a good game to show the fans."
It is the Premier League's club's first visit to Perth since 1974, and more than 45,000 fans are expected for the game at Optus Stadium.
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