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Maurizio Sarri axes two of Antonio Contes rules to win over Chelsea players

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HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri reacts during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Chelsea FC at John Smith's Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
Maurizio Sarri is attempting to create a better atmosphere at Chelsea. (Getty Images)

Maurizio Sarri has overturned Antonio Contes rules regarding diet and matchday preparation in a bid to win over Chelseas players, according to reports.

Conte upheld a strict regime during his two seasons at Stamford Bridge and placed several restrictions on what his squad could eat.

The Italian also ordered Chelseas players to stay at a hotel in west London the night before their games at Stamford Bridge, but it was a rule which did not go down well with the squad.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Sarri has now loosened Contes restriction on the players nutrition and has given his squad more options to eat at the clubs training ground.

Sarri has also abandoned Contes rule of staying in a hotel before every home fixture and has told his players that they can spend the evening at home before linking up at Stamford Bridge on the day of the game.

Chelseas players were unhappy with some of Antonio Contes rules on nutrition and matchday preparation. (AMA/Getty Images)

The report claims that Sarris decisions to overturn Conte are his first major steps in attempting to help create a better atmosphere in the squad.

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Willian made it clear this week that he would have left Chelsea had Conte remained at Stamford Bridge and admitted that the Italian was very difficult to work with.

Chelsea's Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri (L) looks on before the English Premier League football match between Huddersfield Town and Chelsea at the John Smith's stadium in Huddersfield, northern England on August 11, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE.No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications/ / OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Sarri and Gianfranco Zola got off to a winning start at Chelsea. (AFP/Getty Images)

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David Luiz has also indicated that he was unhappy with Conte due to the playing style he implemented during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Sarri got off to a winning start as Chelsea manager with a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at the weekend and will look to build on that with a positive result against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge this Saturday.

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