Ex-Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed the superstitious side of Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri during his time as the Chelsea manager two seasons ago. Maurizio Sarri spent just one season at Chelsea before the club decided to sack him despite securing Champions League football and the Europa League title.Cesc Fabregas was still at Chelsea when Maurizio Sarri became the manager in the summer of 2018. He spoke to Italian publication Tuttosport about Sarri's time as Blues boss.

According to Cesc Fabregas, Maurizio Sarri was almost obsessed with routine as he pointed out that the Italian manager is very superstitious and that he's very rigid. Cesc Fabregas said that it's always difficult to change Maurizio Sarri’s mind especially when he has made a decision on a situation. Fabregas was quick to point out that the ex-Empoli and Napoli boss is a good manager.

Maurizio Sarri enjoyed some form of successduring his one season at Chelsea but his strange methods meant that the Blues players were not on board with him and that ultimately led Chelsea to end his contract with the club. To buttress the players' dislike for his training methods, Spanish international Cesc Fabregas talked about how the Chelsea players were bored with his one-dimensional approach to training.
Cesc Fabregas struggled for playing time while Maurizio Sarri was the Blues boss and the veteran midfielder eventually left the club in the January transfer market of 2019 when he had six months remaining on his Blues deal at that time. Cesc Fabregas left Chelsea to sign for AS Monaco at the start of 2019 and almost five years after he signed for the club. By the time Cesc Fabregas left Chelsea, the Spaniard had won two Premier League titles under two different managers namely Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho and his Italian counterpart Antonio Conte.