‘All change’ – Maurizio Sarri ditches another rule from Conte regime to win over Chelsea stars

Maurizio Sarri has decided to relax another rule that his predecessor Antonio Conte imposed on the Chelsea squad.

The Sun claim that Sarri has moved some training sessions to the afternoon so his players can spend the mornings at home with their families – which is said to be a popular and welcome change.

The former Napoli manager has also scrapped two of the former Italy boss’ old rules which involved nutrition and pre-match preparation.

According to the Telegraph, the players are now able to enjoy a wide range of food choices in the training ground canteen and also in hotels when on the road.

Tomato ketchup along with HP sauce and vinegar were reportedly also banned under Conte but they have now returned to the Blues’ menu.

Conte was said to be meticulous about how the players prepared for games meaning that they had limited choice when it came to eating.

The west London side will not be required to spend the night at a hotel with their team-mates before games.

This was said to be an unpopular policy amongst the players because they were unable to be with their families.

Sarri will allow them to travel to matches closer to the time from their homes instead.

The benefit of these rule changes is to create a more pleasant atmosphere compared to the previous campaign and the hope is that the Italian tactician will be able to keep hold of his star players such as Eden Hazard who has been linked with Real Madrid.

Only time will tell whether these changes will help the former Premier League champions in the long run, but they seem to be working thus far with the Blues winning their first two games of the campaign.

They will be hoping to maintain their 100% record when they take on Newcastle United on Sunday.

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