Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri struggling to give up smoking

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri said on Friday he was open to Terry returning to the Premier League club as a coach.

Terry has rejected a surprise move to Spartak Moscow for family reasons after leaving Aston Villa following a single season with the Championship club.

"I looked at attacking players". "I think in one week he will be ready to play".

Chelsea defender David Luiz has claimed that Maurizio Sarri's attitude towards life is the reason why the Italian is enjoying his time on and off the pitch.

Chelsea return to domestic action against Cardiff City on Saturday, and Sarri expects a tough game for his returning players. HEAD TO HEAD:Chelsea and Cardiff have played on 23 occasions, both teams have won each match matches against each other and seven ended in a draw.

"What I like about him is that he is so confident".

He has said: "I'm not sure when I am going to play".

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"It's up to him".

Ampadu made headlines with his composed performances at senior level for Wales during the global break, and Sarri said that he hopes to find minutes for the 18-year-old as well as Chelsea's other talented youngsters on the fringes of the first-team squad as the season wears on.

"We play against a very physical team, so I think if we want to gain points we need a very good performance tomorrow".

"I can answer City or Liverpool, at the moment", added Sarri on which sides are title contenders. I am not able to think about this as a job, like work. "The gap was 30 points at the beginning of the season.to cover 30 points in only one season is very hard".

Cesc Fabregas is fit again following a knee injury, but Sarri suggested it may be more beneficial for the playmaker to train this weekend, rather than be a substitute. Despite making just 2 substitute appearances for Chelsea so far this season, the 22-year-old is determined to feature regularly for them.

The Italian's father has been urging him to give up cigarettes for 20 years but it's proving hard.

Sarri established a reputation in Italy as a pure coach who is obsessed with thinking about football and preparing meticulously for his opponents, but the vibe he gives off is not as intense as the one that surrounded Antonio Conte during his two years at Cobham.

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