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Chelsea boss Sarri: Can Sarri-ball work in England...?

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits his 'Sarri-ball' style is an unknown quantity in the Premier League.

Sarri spent the previous three seasons in charge of Napoli and while he didn't win a trophy, their performances were lavished with praise across Europe.

Manager of defending Premier League champions Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, is among his admirers.

It was at the Serie A club where the term 'Sarri-ball' began to be used but the Italian said: “I think you have to wait for a couple of months (to see Sarri-ball). You have to wait.

"It's (Sarri-ball) not my definition. In Naples we played at great speed, ball forward, ball back, with continuity, with great speed with the strikers. So it was fun for the supporters. And useful for the results, I think.

"We made the (points) record of the club in the first, in the second, in the third year - 91 points in the last season (but they finished behind Juventus).

"On 23 of the last 25 Serie A (seasons), 91 points was enough to win the title. So it was a bit unlucky, I think.

"Can you play the same way in England? I don't know. It depends on the characteristics of the Premier League and of my players. I have to adapt myself on the characteristics of the players, and not vice versa.

"I am used to being under pressure. So I think it's not a problem. The only pressure that I feel is my pressure, is inside, more than outside. So the pressure was very strong, also, in Naples. So, for me, it's normal."

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