A silver cloud appeared over Stamford Bridge after a rather poor pre-season followed by a tough loss to Manchester City in the Community Shield. Nevertheless, the new head coach Maurizio Sarri managed to turn Chelsea’s fortunes around just at the right time as the Blues suddenly became one of main title challengers after making a dream start to the new Premier League campaign.

The team indeed looks much better under sari than his compatriot predecessor Antonio Conte. Chelsea have a perfect record with five wins form five in the top flight of English football. They’ll be looking to bring such form into the continental competition as they are set to open proceedings in Europa League with the away fixture against PAOK on Thursday evening.


The two teams did not have the chance to lock horns in the past.


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