Bad for the Premier League: How Chelsea have impacted football

Bad for the league

Chelsea have cost the Premier League a top quality manager according to Jamie Carragher.

Those are the thoughts of the former Liverpool player turned pundit, who was speaking after the Blues fired their former manager – after a summer of uncertainty and doubt.

He noted Conte has been great for the Blues and the league – and he will be a big miss.

“Losing Antonio Conte is a big blow for the Premier League,” Carragher told Sky Sports News.

“I think he’s been brilliant. He changed to three at the back at Chelsea and it seemed like the whole country changed to it – even England did.

“He’s had a major impact in English football. To come in and win the league then the FA Cup in your first two years is some achievement.

“You always think with Chelsea: ‘how can they lose this top manager and bring another one in’ but they’ve always done it and carried on being successful. It’s the Roman Abramovich way.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 28: Eden Hazard of Chelsea is tackled by Chancel Mbemba of Newcastle United during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Chelsea and Newcastle United on January 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)


Chelsea have finally confirmed their new manager – former Napoli boss Sarri, and while the players at the club seem to be happy and the fans are pleased to have some clarity and are moving forward, the way the Blues sacked Conte was poor to say the least.

They’re no strangers to acting like that, but it’s certainly a bad look for them, and it could well put other managers off working for them in the future.

Now, things will turn full steam ahead to Sarri and his role at the club – with Chelsea now expected to be linked with plenty of transfer targets moving forward.

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