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Maurizio Sarri did well at Chelsea but managing Juventus was simply more appealing

Sometimes things take a 180-degree turn. Up becomes down. White is now black. Thor turns out to be Loki. Your certainties end up being replaced by what you thought was heresy.

Welcome to the Maurizio Sarri managerial experience at Chelsea, which officially came to an end on Sunday. It's hard to tell what would have seemed more absurd this time a year ago: that Sarri would leave Chelsea to join Juventus, or that his biggest shortcoming at Stamford Bridge would be playing a style of football that...

Six crazy transfers that would improve the Premier League's top-six

The Premier League's big six have made a slow start to the summer transfer window, with only Manchester United adding to their squad since the end of the season with the £15m signing of young Swansea winger Daniel James.

Finding the right player at the right price is now becoming a challenge for even the biggest and wealthiest club. But if money was no object and the leading teams could make one signing to transform their starting XIs, whom should they go for?

With the transfer market likely...

LIVE Transfer Talk: Real Madrid to hand Hazard Ronaldo's No. 7 shirt

The Premier League transfer window is open. You can click here to review all the latest transfers and keep up to date with all the latest gossip below.

When does the window open in Europe? | QUIZ: Which club should you join?

TOP STORY: Madrid won't give Hazard No. 10

Eden Hazard will be wearing the No. 7 shirt at Madrid if and when his switch to the Bernabeu is confirmed, says the Sun.

It reports that Madrid are keen to get Belgium international Hazard signed as quickly as possible. 

Despite...

Toe Poke Daily: Chelsea's Giroud says 'Thank You Arsenal!' as he holds Europa League trophy

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson laments Arsenal's defensive inadequacies and lack of spirit after the Gunners fell to rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti answers the burning question at Chelsea after their Europa League triumph: Will Eden Hazard and Maurizio Sarri say goodbye?
Gab Marcotti and Stewart Robson credit Chelsea's quality in the second half for their 4-1 victory over Arsenal in the Europa League final.

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Chelsea secured their first continental silverware in six years by soundly trouncing Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday.

After a slightly flat first half, the game rocketed into action...

Chelsea's season a success... so why doesn't it feel like one?

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti answers the burning question at Chelsea after their Europa League triumph: Will Eden Hazard and Maurizio Sarri say goodbye?
Gab Marcotti and Stewart Robson credit Chelsea's quality in the second half for their 4-1 victory over Arsenal in the Europa League final.
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson laments Arsenal's defensive inadequacies and lack of spirit after the Gunners fell to rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final.

BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Under normal circumstances, the winning of a European final would bring uncomplicated joy. There are plenty of grey areas in football, all manner of things that you can't be sure of. But lifting a European trophy should in theory only bring positive emotions.

Chelsea will celebrate tonight, but what will they be thinking tomorrow?

This has been a truly strange season at Stamford Bridge. The bare facts don't suggest anything other than success: They finished third in the...

Hazard writes fairy-tale ending by winning Europa League in likely Chelsea farewell

Gab Marcotti and Stewart Robson credit Chelsea's quality in the second half for their 4-1 victory over Arsenal in the Europa League final.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti answers the burning question at Chelsea after their Europa League triumph: Will Eden Hazard and Maurizio Sarri say goodbye?
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson laments Arsenal's defensive inadequacies and lack of spirit after the Gunners fell to rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final.

BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Eden Hazard marked what is expected to be his final Chelsea appearance -- something he alluded to in a post-match interview -- with a match-winning display, scoring twice in the second half of the Europa League final while Olivier Giroud and Pedro also found the net to earn Maurizio Sarri his first trophy in management at Arsenal's expense in a 4-1 win.

Positives

This was exactly the farewell that Hazard wanted. He's likely to end his Chelsea career on a high and leave...