Drinkwater and Moses must improve to stay at Chelsea - Sarri

England warm up a training session on 29 October 2018

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- Chelsea are undefeated in their opening 11 Premier League matches of this season (W8 D3 L0) - they won the league in the previous two seasons they achieved this (2005-2006 and 2014-2015). Any fears that Chelsea would struggle to import Sarri's style of football from Naples appear to have been unfounded: 15 games in, they are still unbeaten. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.

Maurizio Sarri admitted that Alvaro Morata is "a little bit fragile from the mental point of view" and challenged him to remain focused on contributing to the team's play if he wants to continue his hot scoring streak for Chelsea. Find out by following our live matchcast.

"I think it's very hard to cover a gap of 30 points in six months, but we will try".

He improved in the last month in confidence and personality.


"The minimum you have to do against top teams is not concede from set-plays". So I think rotation is good.

However, Sarri did admit there could be more opportunities for squad rotation as the Premier League enters its busy Christmas period.

The Spaniard struck twice in the latest win for Maurizio Sarri's side but with minutes to go, he was played through on goal by Eden Hazard.

"I think the situation is that Drinkwater for me is not suitable for a midfield with two other midfielders".


"He came off after about 67 minutes and at that point I wondered "well, maybe he's saving him for Sunday".

He has also overseen unbeaten starts in the Europa League and EFL Cup, using 26 players in total. The Blues will be looking to maintain their undefeated start to the season but will face a tough test against Crystal Palace who has seemingly turned a corner following their 2-2 draw against Arsenal last time out.

'I can score hat-trick [so it] is not flawless day but we take three points, we are in first three places. I can say to the club my opinion about what I think I need but my job is to try to improve my players. We are trying. I don't know how many points we can cover in the near future but first of all, we try to cover the gap and then we can try to think something different.

"For now, I have to send to my players the message that only this match is important". More often than not he is double-marked, with any opposition team safe in the knowledge they do not have much else to worry about.


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