"If the manager had stayed the same, of course, everybody knows maybe I had to move clubs".
"I think every coach comes with new stuff and can improve and help us and of course Sarri are already taught me many things I never saw before".
Dan Fitch is predicting another win for Chelsea when they take on struggling Newcastle.
"I don't think (it's a distraction)", he said.
"We can speak again about his situation, but I think only in December (before the January transfer window)".
"If I arrived after another coach maybe for me it was more hard, so I have to say thank you to him".
Sarri also reiterated that there is no chance of Hazard leaving Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid before the close of the Spanish transfer window on August 31.
Luiz was one of several first-team players at Chelsea that had fallen out with Conte during his time at Stamford Bridge before he was sacked in the summer.
Benitez said: "Everybody knows that finishing 10th was a miracle because we did really well, that's it".
"I have spoken with him twice this week after I spoke with the club, so I think that he will remain with us".
"If [Chelsea] called me 40 days ago, I think it's because they wanted to see my football here, I think".
Well, Kante has instead switched to being one of the two more attack-minded centre midfielders in front of Jorginho.
Whilst Rafa Benitez has the problem of getting collective quality from his team, over and above their individual parts, Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri has the "problem" of finding space for so many quality players he has at his disposal.
Asked if experienced players find his approach to defending scary, Sarri replied: "For two or three months".
Sarri has also given an update on the futures of young English duo Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham, hinting both could go be set to go out on loan. "You have to try to win, and try to win using the brain - not just the heart".