Chelsea midfielder Cesc happy with deeper Sarri role

Maurizio Sarri believes Cesc Fabregas can play a significant part in Chelsea's season.

The 31-year-old Spain global played under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, Pep Guardiola at Barcelona and Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte at Chelsea.

And the 27-year-old has revealed that Sarri's style is behind his resurgence.

"I wish he came a bit earlier to be honest. To play against him last Saturday, I can tell he is one of the best and he's still young also". But the young midfielder has remained on the fringes of first-team action at Chelsea.

Chelsea opened their Europa League campaign with a 1-0 win at PAOK in Greece and new manager Sarri is targeting victory in the competition, which would give entry to the Champions League. This is what I like.

"Maybe tomorrow it's time to see Loftus-Cheek, I think", the Italian manager added.

"I will keep training on the pitch and we will see what happens, if I score then it is fine, if I don't but I play well then that for me is fine, I only need to keep winning games".

Fabregas' Chelsea contract expires at the end of this season, though. I've been very happy for the last four years and a half, we've had great success, won many things.

Highly-decorated Cahill, 32, has won every domestic honour in the game with Chelsea but has admitted he is considering quitting the club in January in search of regular first-team football.

"I know that he suffers as he cares a lot".

"We'll always ask questions of good oppositions because we are a good team".

"We've just got to hope the chances they do create fall to someone else other than Eden Hazard and hopefully they'll have an off day".

Davide Zappacosta, Gary Cahill, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmeiri, Cesc Fabregas and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are expected to drop out while Alvaro Morata could also make way despite scoring the victor against Vidi. "I think now it's better for him to stay to work".

The Belgian has bagged six Premier League goals already, including a hat-trick against Cardiff, while he has also laid on two assists.

Southampton boss Mark Hughes has admitted it is going to be very hard for his side to stop an in form Eden Hazard when Chelsea travel to St Mary's tomorrow afternoon.