Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has claimed Chelsea loanee Kasey Palmer will not be able to play 90 minutes on Saturday after Maurizio Sarri’s introduction at the Blues means the players have been ‘doing a lot of standing around’.
Sarri is trying to implement a new style of play within the Chelsea ranks, following two years of following the directions of Antonio Conte.
The changes are drastic, which mean players have been doing a lot of tactical work at their Cobham training facilities.
Palmer was part of the Chelsea squad that travelled to Perth for a pre-season tour, but didn’t end up featuring, before he made the season-long switch to the Championship side on Monday.
However, Mowbray beleives his new player is nowhere near playing 90 minutes of their season opener with Ipswich on Saturday, due to the training methods of Sarri.
“At this minute there’s no chance he can play 90 minutes,” told the Lancashire Telegraph. “A new coach has come into Chelsea and although he’s a young boy around their superstars they have been doing positional play on what he expects from his back four and midfield players.
“That’s a huge change from [Antonio] Conte and his back three so they’ve been doing a lot of standing around, positional play, watching, rather than running around and getting themselves fit.”
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