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Jorginho discusses Maurizio Sarri strange superstitions

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Maurizio Sarri has made an instant impact at Chelsea since he arrived at Stamford Bridge during the Summer.

Sarri took over from countryman Antonio Conte, who left Chelsea having won a Premier League title and FA Cup.

However, it was clear Conte had lost the backing of the dressing room, and it’s been up to Sarri to revive this.

And it seems the former Napoli manager has done just that- firstly, Conte's 3-4-3 formation he adopted for much of his Chelsea reign has been switched to a 4-3-3 that Sarri favoured during his time in Italy.

With seven wins out of a possible 10 Premier League games and the Blues sitting third, Sarri has also become the first Chelsea manager to go this amount of time undefeated.

One of Sarri’s most pivotal decisions as a Chelsea manager was to sign passing maestro Jorginho from Napoli for £57 million, as the two had previously worked together in the Serie A.

Jorginho details Sarri's superstitions 

As it seems clear Jorginho and Sarri are adapting to life well in England, the 26-year-old midfielder told Chelsea’s official YouTube channel there are some things the manager just won’t change however, as he detailed the Italian manager's superstitions.

“It’s really easy to understand him you know," said Jorginho

“The way he seems, that’s how he is. He has no secrets, he’s a simple guy. He has his beliefs, his superstitions, as everyone has.

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“For example, he won’t touch the match ball ever, even if we’re losing, the ball goes out and we need to get the ball back in play as fast as possible, he won’t go near it, no way, he won’t touch it.

“Then there are other things too, but that’s normal no?”

The superstitions don’t stop there however, as Sarri once told his Napoli players to paint their boots black for good luck, while also switching the team's training pitches until their winning run was ended.

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Maurizio Sarri
Jorginho Frello Filho
Antonio Conte
Napoli
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