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Maurizio Sarri has the second best win rate for a debut season at Chelsea

  • Chelsea beat Arsenal to win the Europa League in Baku on Wednesday night
  • The victory was manager Maurizio Sarri’s 39th in his first season at the club 
  • Only Jose Mourinho (42) secured more victories in his first season in charge 

Maurizio Sarri has received plenty of criticism this season but the numbers make it hard to argue that this has been anything other than a solid campaign for the Chelsea manager.

Wednesday’s Europa League victory over Arsenal has lifted the doom and gloom around Stamford Bridge and fans have begun to take a more positive look at the Italian’s first season as a whole.

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