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Chelsea 'wanted Maurizio Sarri back as Frank Lampard replacement'

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Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia reportedly wanted Maurizio Sarri to come back as Frank Lampard's replacement before Roman Abramovich refused.

Chelsea were allegedly close to welcoming Maurizio Sarri back to the club as Frank Lampard's replacement.

Club legend Lampard was relieved of his duties in January after a spate of underwhelming results, and former Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has overseen an immediate turnaround in fortunes since taking the hotseat.

However, the German was supposedly not the first choice of Blues director Marina Granovskaia, with Italian journalist Ciro Venerato claiming that she was keen to welcome Sarri back to the English capital before Roman Abramovich stepped in.

Speaking to RAI Sport, Venerato said: "Chelsea, after having sacked Lampard, wanted Sarri. Marina Granovskaia, in particular, fought for his return.

"Sarri had said 'yes' to Chelsea but Roman Abramovich stopped everything. Sarri's wife and son are pushing for Maurizio's return to Naples."

Sarri spent one season at Stamford Bridge in the 2018-19 campaign, and he has been out of management since ending his stint at Juventus in August 2020, but he is being heavily linked with a return to Napoli amid speculation surrounding Gennaro Gattuso's future.

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City32235467234474
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd32199464352966
3Leicester CityLeicester31175955371856
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham32167953421155
5Chelsea31159750311954
6Liverpool32158954381653
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs321481054371750
8Everton31147104340349
9Arsenal32137124436846
10Leeds UnitedLeeds32144145050046
11Aston Villa301351243331044
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves32118133241-941
13Crystal Palace31108133352-1938
14Southampton31106153956-1736
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3298153553-1835
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton31712123338-533
17Burnley3289152645-1933
18Fulham33512162543-1827
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom3159172859-3124
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3242261756-3914
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