CHELSEA ace Willian has been left unhappy by one change Maurizio Sarri has made as manager.
Sarri took over at Stamford Bridge in the summer, replacing Antonio Conte.
He has led the Blues to an unbeaten start this season, with Chelsea having won five and drawn two of their opening seven games.
They sit two points behind Liverpool and Manchester City going into their clash at Southampton tomorrow (2.15pm).
There have been many changes under former Napoli boss Sarri this season, with the Italian preferring a possession-dominated style of play.
He has also adjusted training times with the Blues now training in the afternoon compared to the mornings.
And that has left Willian less than happy.
Willian told The Times: “Of course, I prefer to train in the morning because then you can stay with your family, your daughters, because when I’m training in the afternoon my kids go home and then when I arrive home, they have dinner and go to bed.
“So I see less of my daughters, that’s why I prefer morning training.”
Eden Hazard has shone for Chelsea this season, having scored six Premier League goals as well as laying on two assists.
Few had predicted the Blues to compete for the title with Liverpool and City the favourites.
But former Premier League striker Dion Dublin believes Sarri and co always knew they would be strong.
“They knew how good they could be,” Dublin said.
“They’ve hit the form they wanted to hit. In their dressing room, on the training pitch, they’d have thought ‘we’ll be okay’.
“They want to keep going under the radar, keep performing. Keep giving the ball to Hazard.
“The back three, back four, whatever they are playing, is working. The balance is working.”