Roberto Di Matteo: 5 Things Chelsea Boss Needs to Work on with Club This Season

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Roberto Di Matteo: 5 Things Chelsea Boss Needs to Work on with Club This Season
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Now that he’s got the gig, Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo can start focusing on helping his evolving club try to get off to a good start and improve on some of the inadequacies that left the Blues with a disappointing sixth-place finish last year in the English Premier League.

Di Matteo started last season as assistant first-team coach under André Villas-Boas before replacing him on an interim basis for the final 11 weeks of the season.

Last month, the Blues and chief executive Ron Gourlay rewarded the 43-year-old Italian with the full-time manager's job by signing him to a two-year contract.

With the EPL season opener now almost a month away (Aug. 19 at Wigan Athletic), here are five areas I think Chelsea can improve on with the right direction from Di Matteo and set a positive tone for the future at Stamford Bridge.

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