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Di Matteo visits Chelsea stars ahead of Newcastle clash

Di Matteo visits Chelsea stars ahead of Newcastle clash

- Chelsea won UEFA Champions League in 2012 after beating Bayern Munich on penalties

- They were led to their first ever European glory by former boss Roberto Di Matteo

- The former Blues manager dropped by at the club's training ground to have a chat with some of his former players

Champions League winning coach Roberto Di Matteo stopped by at Chelsea training pitch to watch the Blues train ahead of their Premier League clash against Newcastle this weekend.

The 48-year-old remains the only manager to have led the Stamford Bridge side to UCL triumph following their 4-3 win on penalties after playing 1-1 during normal regulation period.

Di Matteo was also said to have paid his former club a visit to watch his compatriot Maurizio Sarri, who took over at the helm following the departure of Antonio Conte this summer.

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The former Blues handler reunited with a number of the stars who helped him win his first ever Champions League title.

David Luiz and Gary Cahill formed the heart of his defense for the most important clash of that season in Munich.

Luiz and Cahill stopped to chat with their former manager and posed for pictures with Di Matteo during the session.

So too did Cesar Azpilicueta, who also played under the Italian after signing the summer following the Champions League heroics.

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The Italian rule still exists at Stamford Bridge, with Sarri now tasked with beginning a new era of success for the Blues. previously reported that Maurizio Sarri clinched his second victory and first home home Chelsea win the 2018-19 Premier League season when his side beat Arsenal 3-2 at the Stamford Bridge.

The Blues went two goals up in the first 20 minutes of the meeting but conceded two quick goals in the last 15 minutes of the first half of the meeting.

But the Italian born manager wasn't okay with his side surrendering their two goal lead in the first half of the fixture.

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