SHOWS: COBHAM, ENGLAND, USA (AUGUST 17, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) MAURIZIO SARRI, CHELSEA COACH, SAYING: "It has been very difficult but I think in this season it has been very difficult for every club, especially for the most important clubs.
With the World Cup, with the friendly matches, one in Australia, one in Dublin, one in France, so it's been difficult.
We started to work together only 10 days ago I think so we have to work, we have to improve, but in my opinion in two months I think we will have a very good team." 2.
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(SOUNDBITE) (English) MAURIZIO SARRI, CHELSEA COACH, SAYING: "I will be the coach of one of the most important clubs in Europe, in one of the most important stadiums in Europe, or my first London derby, and so I'm looking forward to it." STORY: New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri said on Friday (August 17) the start of the season has been difficult due to the lack of time he has had to get to know his players.
With many players away at the World Cup and then pre-season friendlies in different countries the Italian has had only a short period of time to assess the players at his disposal.
Despite this the London club got off to a winning start to the new season with a 3-0 win at Huddersfield last weekend which they will be looking to build on when they host Arsenal on Saturday in a difficult looking derby match at Stamford Bridge.