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Prem’s no-smoking policy means new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has resorted to CHEWING his cigarettes 

The no-smoking policy at every ground in the Premier League means the Italian is forced to get his nicotine kicks in other ways

It was a great first day in the Premier League for new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, wasn’t it?

The Blues easily got the better of Huddersfield in their opener at the John Smith Stadium, finishing up 3-0 winners thanks to goals from N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Pedro.

But even though the terriers proved to be fairly straight-forward first match opponents for the former Napoli boss, it seems he still found the occasion rather stressful.

But unfortunately, the chain-smoking Neapolitan was unable to light up his cigarettes.

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With football grounds across the country strictly smoke-free since the 2007 smoking ban, Sarri could be seen nervously clutching his pack of cigarettes and even CHEWING on the butts throughout the match.

Sarri is perhaps best-known among fans in England for his smoking, having been regularly seen enjoying a puff by the side of the pitch during his time in Serie A

Like Sarri, former Prem bosses Arsene Wenger, Slaven Bilic and Carlo Ancelotti are all well-known smokers, although the Italian really does have quite the habit, reportedly smoking up to five packs a day.

He was even given a special smoking room when when Napoli travelled to play Leipzig in the Europa League last season, with the German club even turning off the smoke detectors in the room.

There’s no such luxury at Chelsea, it seems.


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