It's a big day in the football calendar as the games are released for the new Premier League season. Chelsea will find out the schedule for the 2019/20 season.

As for the blues, in addition to the excitement triggered by the release of the games, there is also a lot to report that coach Maurizio Sarri is about to return to Italy to switch to Juventus.

And as his future as Chelsea boss gets more and more uncertain from day to day, let's take a look at the latest news from Stamford Bridge, including what people have said about one of the leading candidates for replacing the Italian in the Hotseat.

What would Maurizio Sarri mean for Juventus for Gonzalo Higuain?

The Chelsea boss is on the verge of agreeing to move to Turin to join Juventus as the successor to Massimiliano Allegri.

Sarri is about to join Juventus. Does that mean that Gonzalo Higuain is following?

The Argentinian had a pretty under-average half-season after moving from Juventus to Chelsea in January.

Gonzalo Higuain scores for Chelsea against Burnley (Photo by Harriet Lander / Copa / Getty Images)

The 31-year-old scored only five Premier League goals in 14 games, including 13 starts. Two of them hit Huddersfield Town.

Chelsea, however, has the option to extend its loan agreement, as confirmed by Juventus in agreeing to change in January.

The January statement of Juventus states: "The agreement also gives Chelsea FC the option to extend the term of the loan until 30 June 2020 to receive a consideration of EUR 18 million for the 2019/2020 financial year or permanently acquire the player's registration rights for 36 million euros, which must be paid in two fiscal years. "

Will that happen, or will Higuain return to Juventus after his success in Napoli to work with Sarri in Serie A?

Oliver Harbord explores what Sarri's departure would mean for Higuain.

Chelsea turns on Sarri?

According to reports in Italy, Sarri is close to switching to Juventus.

However, according to The Sun, there was a dramatic turnaround. Chelsea reportedly made one last attempt to convince the Italian to stay in West London.

Maurizio Sarri with his medal after the Europa League final (Photo by James Williamson – AMA / Getty Images)

Sarri signed a three-year contract with the club last summer when he replaced Antonio Conte, and although he was classified as a homesick with the blues after a "hard year", it is reported that they are members of the Chelsea hierarchy. He reluctantly relinquished it go after the blues won the Europa League and secured a third place in the Premier League Champions League football.

And although Sarris style of play and style of play are not generally popular with the fans, Chelsea wants to consider whether the best option is to persuade him to stay, given the transfer ban of the club.

The verdict on Frank Lampard

The Blues legend is one of the frontrunners who replace Sarri when he moves to Juventus.

He has done well in his first season in the management of Derby County, leading the Rams to the championship play-off final before losing to Aston Villa at Wembley.

But that did not stop him from replacing Sarri at Stamford Bridge, and the bookies made him a favorite for the coming season.

Frank Lampard and Maurizio Sarri (Photo by Mike Hewitt / Getty Images)

What did others say about Lampard and if he is ready for the job?

Several managers of the championship were full of praise for the former midfielder, including Steve Bruce, chief of Sheffield Wednesday.

As reported by the Derby Telegraph, he said, "I am pleased with Frank's brigade that he and Stevie (Steven Gerrard) have joined the management because we need some young, up-and-coming English managers.

"It's nice to see how Frank makes a good fist of it.

The head of Nottingham Forest, Martin O & Neill, has also talked a lot about the former England international and his qualifications as a manager.

"If his career as a manager has any impact on his playing career, he will be great," O Neill said in February to Nottigham Post.

"He is one of the best players ever to play in the Premier League and he was a top scorer with an incredible reputation."


"He did well in his first season in management, but you'd probably expect that, given his background in the game."

And you can see more about what the managers he faced this season, including Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa and Dean Smith of Aston Villa, have said about him.

However, it is not just the opposing managers who have praised the Chelsea legend. The comments of his players at Derby also show how high he is rated as a boss and how well he has dealt with the Rams.

"He brings us to play," Jack Marriott told DerbyshireLive.

"As far as I know, we did not play so much football last season, so he changed the style of football and hired quite a few players."

"To get this far has shown what managers and employees can bring to us and how we as a player can adapt to different styles.

"He encourages us in the locker room and you can get advice from him.

"He made it on the big stage – in the Champions League final – so it's great for us to take advantage of that."

In the meantime, Derby midfielder Tom Huddlestone has also talked about what Lampard and the Rams have done this season, thinking about the disappointment of missing the promotion.

"The 32-year-old said of the campaign," I think, as the manager's first season, with nine signings (in the summer), young guys coming in, everyone immediately clicked, especially out of the field. I think it was over Positive: We went one step further than last year.

"Of course it's disappointing (not to be promoted), but as soon as the dust settles in the next few weeks, we can probably see it as a positive season."

And you can read more about what the Derby players, including Chelsea-Loanee's Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount, had to say about Lampard.

Eden Hazard's presentation at Real Madrid

The change of Chelsea's Belgian superstar will be official this evening (Thursday) when he is finally presented as a Real Madrid player.

Eden Hazard (Image: Etsuo Hara / Getty Images)

Last Friday it was announced that a deal was agreed between the two clubs, with the Hazard will stand out after seven years with the Blues of Chelsea.

And Real Madrid confirmed yesterday (Wednesday) that it will be presented at 18:00 CET at the club's Bernabeu Stadium as a Real Madrid player.

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