CHELSEA defender David Luiz has revealed how special it is to work with new manager Maurizio Sarri.
Luiz, 31, has started every league game since the Italian replaced former manager Antonio Conte in the summer.
The Blues continued their perfect start to the new Premier League campaign by coming from behind to beat Cardiff 4-1 at Stamford Bridge.
Eden Hazard was at his mesmerising best once again, scoring a hat-trick while Willian came off the bench to add another.
The win meant that former Napoli boss Sarri became only the fourth manager in Premier League history to win his first five games in the competition.
“I love the manager – he loves football so it’s special to work with him – I love the philosophy”
Only Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, former Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare and another former Blues manager, Carlo Ancelotti, have achieved the feat.
And Brazilian defender Luiz says he loves the new manager and his philosophy and thinks that there is a great opportunity for the team to do something good this season.
“It’s never easy to win one game in the Premier League, never mind five in a row,” he said after the game.
“We did well today, we played with our style and our passion and we did very well.
“With a team like Cardiff, they play physically so it’s not easy to score goals against them. It was an amazing game to score four goals in.
“I love to play football so it’s great to be on the pitch. I love the manager – he loves football so it’s special to work with him – I love the philosophy.
“Chelsea is a big club who are always going to fight for the titles – this year is a great opportunity for us if we continue this way – but we have to take it one game at a time.”
After a summer of uncertainty at Stamford Bridge, Sarri has steadied the ship somewhat with his perfect start.
The 59-year-old had been left unhappy at only being able to bring in four new players after his arrival.
Jorginho and Kepa Arrizabalaga were the only players to join the club for a transfer fee, with back-up goalkeeper Rob Green joining for free and Mateo Kovacic arriving on loan from Real Madrid.
Maybe the club’s best business though the summer was to keep hold of Belgian superstar Hazard.
The forward was heavily linked with a move to Real but the offer never came and Sarri is reaping the benefits so far this campaign.
After helping Belgium finish third in the World Cup in Russia, the 27-year-old has scored five goals in his first games in the Premier League.
Next up for the Blues is a trip to pointless West Ham and six wins out of six is certainly not out of the question.