Darke concedes the fact that a title charge may be out of the question considering the long continental trips Chelsea have been assigned in their Europa League group but is, however, more adamant that, "Sarri's big achievement already has been to put his team into the conversation".
Chelsea star is ready to commit his future to the club as he wants a five-year contract at the Stamford Bridge, according to report.
Only Liverpool and Watford have matched Chelsea's impressive start, with champions Manchester City two points behind having drawn with Wolves last month.More news: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin spotted at NY Marriage Bureau
It will be interesting to see what role Sarri has in mind for him when he returns as Jorginho appears to be installed as Chelsea's deep-lying playmaker, while Kante has been utilised in a box-to-box role in the early weeks of the season.
"I think Chelsea changed a lot", Makelele told reporters. I think [it is too soon], but I hope not!
Speaking to Chelsea's official website, the 30-year-old has admitted that he's always been one to plan ahead and says he'd love to spend another five years in London.More news: Hurricane Center: Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina
'We need to improve, and we can improve.
Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that he has decided who will replace Gary Cahill as Chelsea captain, but opted against revealing who it will be during his pre-Cardiff City press conference.
Fabregas is likely to only be fit for a place on the bench, though, and could replace Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who picked up an injury on worldwide duty with England. My feeling during training is that this team can improve'. "The feeling is always that we will win and this is a great feeling, because I've been playing football for many, many years and if you feel that way every day, it means you're in the right place".More news: Former Patriots among 2019 HOF nominees
"Yesterday [Thursday] there were problems with fever for Emerson [Palmieri] and [Davide] Zappacosta, and a little problem after the match with the national team for Loftus-Cheek".