Days later, Chelsea supporters turned their disgust on Jorginho, the chief enforcer of the ex-Napoli manager's philosophy, jeering the midfielder as he came on as a substitute even while the Blues were on their way to victory against Malmo in the Europa League. Four very interesting quarter-final ties, with Arsenal v Napoli looking to be the clash of the round.
The Premier League giants are bidding for a first trophy under the Italian after losing last month's English League Cup final to Manchester City, and hoping to secure qualification for next season's Champions League.
The Frenchman scored a hat-trick in Chelsea's 5-0 win at Dynamo Kiev on Thursday, taking his tally in the Europa League to nine for the season, but he has started just six top-flight games.
'Usually I don't want to think about this kind of situation, if a player is an ex of another team or not.
The victor of the quarter-final between Napoli and Arsenal will certainly be favourite to make the final, both of which are capable of causing a serious threat to the Blues.
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United's caretaker manager was quick to remind the fans that there is still plenty to play for when domestic football restarts with a home game against Watford on March 30.
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Police sources described Cali's murder as "disrespectful" because it happened right outside his family home. His son Salvatore had been shot three months earlier outside the family home, but survived.
'Now we need to start in the offensive phase to play every match with the same ideas.
'Sometimes we've played with very good quality in the offensive phase, and sometimes not, ' he said.
"Giroud with his experience, he needs to set the barrier very, very high which he's done", Walker told Ian Stone's Comedy Breakfast (weekdays 6.30am-10.30am).
"Physically, technically and tactically he is improving. When I do the tests on the treadmill I have to say that I have one of the best tests [at the club]".
Hudson-Odoi continued his eye-catching Europa League campaign with a goal and an assist at the Olympic Stadium, and Sarri was encouraged by the 18-year-old's display - while sounding a familiar note of caution. "I am really very happy for him and for the hat-trick, and I am really very happy with him".