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Makelele: Sarri can make history with Chelsea

Claude Makelele believes Maurizio Sarri can be a long-term option at Chelsea.

It's Sarri's first season in London after the Italian took over from Antonio Conte during the summer.

Makelele won two Premier League titles during his spell at Stamford Bridge and is backing Sarri to bring more success to the club.

"I think Chelsea changed a lot," Makelele said.

"Before now you have a lot of teams in the Premier League, it's competitive. Manchester City, Manchester United, and also the smaller teams have good players.

"So it's going to be difficult for them to win the Premier League. I'm confident.

“He still has good players - [Eden] Hazard is there, [N'Golo] Kante is there.

"These kinds of players give a different story about Chelsea than the way we knew Chelsea before.

“I think he has the capacity to make history for Chelsea again."

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