Premier League legend, Alan Shearer, has predicted that Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea will finish this season’s Premier League on a top-four position.
Shearer feels a top-four finish on the Premier League table would represent a good opening campaign for Sarri.
The former Newcastle striker stated this following Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Southampton in the Premier League encounter on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by struggling Southampton at home and Shearer also queried Sarri’s tactics
“I think he [Sarri] will be quite content at where they are,” Shearer said on BBC Radio Five Live.
“Chelsea’s aim this season will be to get into the top four again and at the minute, they are there.
“If they finish in there which I believe, then I think it will be a successful season for them. Obviously questions remain as to regarding Eden Hazard and where he will be, if he’s going to be there next season.”
Shearer added: “Is Sarri-ball when they ask a midfielder to get on the ball and pass it around.
“Hasn’t that happened since football started, no? I was just wondering exactly what it was, giving the ball to a centre-half, who can then give it to a midfielder who can then try and control the game.
“I don’t think that’s anything new to football, do you? Has no other team tried to play football through the middle of the park?”