The Blues are currently at third place in the Premier League
Chelsea had a busy summer as they were looking to bolster their squad after an underwhelming campaign, despite winning the FA Cup back in May. Maurizio Sarri was appointed as the new manager after Antonio Conte was sacked.
The Italian has brought players like Jorginho from Napoli, Kepa from Athletic Bilbao and Mateo Kovacic on a season long loan from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. The Blues also managed to keep hold of key players like Eden Hazard, Willian and N’Golo Kante, as they were heavily linked with exits.
The London Outfit have started the new campaign very strongly under the 59 year old, winning the first 5 Premier League fixtures in a row and drew against West Ham United last weekend. They are currently behind Liverpool by 2 points at second place in the league.
After starting their Europa League campaign with a win against PAOK, the Premier League giants won their Carabao Cup opener too against Liverpool on Wednesday.
Sarri is fascinated by Chelsea’s ability to one season compete for a title and then collapse the year after and has set sights on solving the conundrum.
“We want to win. But the history of this club is a little bit strange,” He told reporters as quoted by Goal, at Cobham Training Centre. “14/15, I think 87 points. 15/16 50 points. That’s very strange, with the same coach and the same group. Then 93 points (in 16/17), then 70 points last season with the same coach and group.
“So the numbers of this group are a little bit strange. I need to understand why. I am studying. I think that these numbers tell us something. I don’t know what, at the moment. But I want to understand and I want to help my players to be at the same level.
“Maybe if you are lucky or unlucky, you can gain 85 points or 80, but the difference in one season is 43 points! I have to understand why. Then, if I am able to do it, I have to help my players be at the same level for a long period.
“I don’t know. I don’t know [if the players have an attitude problem], because they usually have training very well with continuity. So the attitude is good. There is probably something from the mental point of view. I have to understand it.”