Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri eases title talk

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri eases title talk

Chelsea and Arsenal played out a thrilling clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with Maurizio Sarri winning his battle against fellow Premier League newcomer, Unai Emery, courtesy of a 3-2 victory.

Marcos Alonso admits Chelsea's lack of tactical discipline nearly cost them victory in Saturday's pulsating London derby against Arsenal.

"It's clear. He is a great player", added Sarri. I still have two years of the contract and we will see what happens. "I'm happy here, I do not want to talk about that yet". The defensive phase of all the team, all the players. If we press very high we are able to do well. But in the moment where we are not going to press in the other half, we are in trouble. I enjoyed the match for 75 minutes, not in the other 15.

"I think that the players were very good in the second half".

"We want to defend by looking only at the ball".

The 59-year-old Italian, a heavy smoker unable to satisfy his habit on the touchline due to the smoking ban, was grateful for Eden Hazard setting up Marcos Alonso's 81st-minute victor.

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"In the first 25 minutes we did really very well". Otherwise, for us it is maybe a problem.

On the field, the first half was clearly the more entertaining, as Chelsea raced out to a 2-0 lead, only to see Arsenal claw two goals back to equalize things heading into halftime.

"Sarri knows me for a long time and I watched a lot of his matches".

"It is better to be on the pitch than on the bench, but the boys when they are playing did well, so if I'm on the pitch for 15 or 20 minutes, I do my best", he told BT Sport.

And Morata is hopeful Sarri's forward-thinking approach will help unearth the form that made him one of the world's most feared centre forwards after hinting previous manager Antonio Conte's style stifled him.

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