Maurizio Sarri opens the door for John Terry to return to Chelsea

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Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash with Cardiff, when Chelsea will be seeking a fifth win from five Premier League games, Sarri said he was open to the prospect of Terry returning to the club.

The blues on a winning streak and are looking to maintain their early form when Premier League new boy, Cardiff, who is without a win in the Premier league this season yet, come visiting.

Sarri spent the September global break in England, dividing his time between walking his dog Ciro around the large garden of his new house a short drive from Chelsea's training ground in Surrey - "Similar to my name", he joked - and studying video of his team's upcoming opponents.

"I don't know now the situation".

"We need another step, I think, to be at the same level.

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Other games include Watford v Man United, which is a must win for Mourinho as he could be sacked by United soon. The teams have met 52 times in the Premier League , with Liverpool winning 23, drawing 15 and losing 14.

I'm still waiting", he said.

Despite Sarri's words giving confidence to the idea of Terry returning to Stamford Bridge, a deal with Aston Villa is supposedly still on the cards.

"I have my dog here with a very big garden, so the dog is very happy". "If he wants to play for another season, it is right he tries to play". I hope not. It's very hard.

"I think so. I hope not". With the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Ross Barkley also on Sarri's books, it would be tough for Ruben Loftus-Cheek to make an impact this term. "I am trying", Sarri said.

If Conte had remained at Stamford Bridge, it is unlikely that Luiz would still be at the club, but the 31-year-old is now one of the club's most important players again. He has won everything with the club.' Asked about the possibility of Terry joining Chelsea as a player, Sarri said: 'It would be on the coaching staff, I think, because, as I've said before, we want to give space to the young players.

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