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Maurizio Sarri Justifies Why Two Title-Winning Chelsea Stars Are Now Outcasts

Sarri has made a good start to Premier League life with Chelsea
Sarri has made a good start to Premier League life with Chelsea

Two key members of Premier League title-winning teams are now seen as outcasts, with little chance of a return to first-team action, under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri. This news will come as a disappointment to Blues fans, who would have liked to see more of the duo in action.

The two forgotten members of the Chelsea squad are Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater, two players with Premier League title to their name in recent years. In fact, Moses was crucial to Antonio Conte’s title-winning team of 2017 and was pivotal in his decision to switch to a back three which saw the Blues transform into a different side.

Drinkwater, however, has never really forced himself into the Chelsea starting XI having signed in 2017. Drinkwater played alongside another Chelsea man N’Golo Kante as Leicester surprisingly won the Premier League, but he has failed find that form again, with only 12 appearances since moving to Stamford Bridge.

Sarri, who currently favours a 4-3-3 formation with his Chelsea side, was crystal clear about the predicament the players find themselves in:

"The situation is that Drinkwater, for me, is suitable for a midfield with two midfielders. I told him two months ago what I think.

Moses is more suitable to play like a wing-back, rather than like a winger or a full-back."

The current formation seems to be the issue for these two players, but Sarri is unsure whether they can break into the first team. He said: "I don’t know. They have to improve - but their characteristics are a little bit different."

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