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Chelsea are playing catch up from the off after delaying their move to sack Antonio Conte and hire Maurizio Sarri until four weeks before the start of the season.
Sarri replaced sacked compatriot Antonio Conte at the helm this month and is known to favour an attacking approach.
Conte was made to wait 55 days after Chelsea's FA Cup final win over Manchester United before he was axed.
Chelsea named Sarri as their new head coach on a three-year term earlier on Saturday, a day after parting ways with another Italian manager Antonio Conte.
From his personality to his difference of opinion in transfers, here we look at three reasons the Italian only lasted two seasons with the Blues.
Conte leaves with the best win percentage 65.1% of any of Chelsea's managers in the Premier League era.
Sarri has been favourite to succeed his compatriot after impressing as manager of Serie A side Napoli, who have replaced him with former Chelsea handler Carlo Ancelotti.
Seri was swayed by the promise of regular first-team football and Chelsea's case was not helped by being still in a state of flux over the status of manager Antonio Conte.
The polish on Conte's tenure at Chelsea has become tarnished both at boardroom level and amongst his players.
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