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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has praised Alvaro Morata despite the widespread criticism the striker has had to endure. Since moving to England from Juventus in 2017 the Spaniard has come under heavy scrutiny form some quarters given his inconsistency in finding the back of the net. The Italian said: “Morata is a quality player, fast and technically gifted.
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Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has saluted "extraordinary" Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and said an exchange with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp helped him realise that he has "reached the top" by swapping Serie A for the Premier League. Sarri has made an unbeaten start to life in the Premier League after 12 games in charge of Chelsea, setting a new record, and he waxed lyrical about his experience of English football since leaving Napoli. Chelsea were involved in a pair of gripping matches against Liverpool in September and Sarri shed light on a conversation with opposite number Klopp on the touchline.
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Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri said an exchange with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp helped him realise that he has "reached the top" by swapping Serie A for the Premier League. Sarri has made an unbeaten start to life in the Premier League after 12 games in charge of Chelsea, setting a new record, and he waxed lyrical about his experience of English football since leaving Napoli. Chelsea were involved in a pair of gripping matches against Liverpool in September and Sarri shed light on a conversation with opposite number Klopp on the touchline.
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Maurizio Sarri is “very happy” to be in England, with the Italian picking a surprising highlight from a positive start to his Chelsea reign which has delivered an 18-match unbeaten run. The Italian tactician was handed the managerial baton at Stamford Bridge over the summer as countryman Antonio Conte headed through the exits. Sarri is delighted with how things are going, given that he had always hoped to work in English football, and has seen plenty of positives from his side.
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Liam Twomey Chelsea correspondent Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has described Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho as "a man of extraordinary human quality." Despite winning three Premier League titles in two spells at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho no longer enjoys the best relationship with the Chelsea fans. His last visit in October ended in fireworks when he clashed on the touchline with Sarri's assistant Marco Ianni as the home side came back from a goal down to snatch a 2-2 draw with United. Sarri instructed Ianni to apologise to Mourinho for the goading nature of his celebration in front of the United bench, and Chelsea's head coach has taken every public opportunity to pay respect to
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1119/r465827_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />With Liverpool and Chelsea reportedly eyeing Christian Pulisic, Ale Moreno and Craig Burley discuss whether he should leave Dortmund or stay put. Former England international thinks that working under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool would be better for Pulisic, should he decide to move from Dortmund. Shaka Hislop weighs in on Alvaro Morata's decision to see a psychologist to help him deal with the "pressure and emotions" at Chelsea. Callum Wilson discusses how playing non-league football for Tamworth made him determined to succeed in football. Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has described Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho as "a man of extraordinary human quality." Despite winning three Premier League titles in two spells at Stamf...
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Olivier Giroud is planning to “stick in there” at Chelsea, with there no plans on his part to push for a transfer despite slipping behind Alvaro Morata in the Blues pecking order. Giroud has been handed starts by Maurizio Sarri this term, but has seen Spanish team-mate Morata return to form over recent weeks to nail down the role of lone frontman. Giroud is, however, adamant that he sees his future at Stamford Bridge, telling Telefoot of his current situation: “I came back late from the World Cup.
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/0913/r430522_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Former England international thinks that working under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool would be better for Pulisic, should he decide to move from Dortmund. Shaka Hislop sifts through all the latest transfer rumours surrounding Miguel Almiron, Aaron Ramsey, Christian Pulisic and many more in Transfer Rater. With the winter window opening soon, the rumour mill is beginning to gather pace. Who will be moving where come January? Transfer Talk has the latest. Chelsea boss Sarri wants &#163;200m budget for January With The Express reporting&nbsp;that Chelsea may have a transfer ban on the horizon, Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has several targets in mind when the winter transfer window opens up in January. The price tag? &#163;200 million.&nbsp; Among those players on the l...
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Gary Cahill is no longer first-choice at Chelsea — anything but, in fact, as he’s played just 21 minutes in the Premier League this season — and the club is prepared to allow its captain to leave on loan in January as a reward for six years of excellent service, according to a report from the Guardian. New Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has used Cahill sparingly thus far — even leaving him out of the 18-man team for Sunday’s draw with Everton — but has praised the 32-year-old for his professionalism and influence as a valued member inside the locker room. For those reasons, Sarri is prepared to do right by one of the club’s most senior members as Cahill seeks regular first-team minutes.
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Alvaro Morata considers Maurizio Sarri to be the “perfect” Chelsea boss for him, after suggestions that Antonio Conte’s tactics were responsible for his testing debut season in England. The Spanish striker arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2017 and was charged with the task of filling Diego Costa’s boots and leading the line for the Blues. Morata told Gazzetta Dello Sport about his experience with the new Italian boss in west London and the benefits of ‘Sarriball’: “I was told that he’s a coach who plays very well with the ball and loves tactical work, but he also has a good personal relationship with the players.
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Chelsea are unbeaten and in the top four, a state of affairs most of us would have been delighted with before the season began. But there are always rumbles of discontent somewhere. One of them involves N’Golo Kanté’s new role. For three seasons, one at Leicester City and two at Chelsea, Kanté established himself as the best defensive midfielder in England, and probably the world. He even won the Premier League’s Player of the Season award in 2016-17 and finished eighth in that year’s Ballon d’Or voting — accomplishments rarely seen for players in non-attacking positions. Maurizio Sarri however has a different vision of football. He prefers to control a game by keeping the ball, not by building
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Rumours linking Napoli full back Elseid Hysaj to Chelsea have only grown stronger over the last few months, especially after his agent revealed last month that the 24-year-old would’ve followed his former boss Maurizio Sarri to Stamford Bridge, just as he had once followed the head coach from Empoli to Napoli. But thanks to the non-belligerence clause that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis insisted on, Hysaj stayed put. Of course, the agent’s well-timed revelation could’ve been just a negotiating tactic, or a bit of distraction as Hysaj had a slow start to the season under new head coach Carlo Ancelotti. But Hysaj has improved just as the team have, and sure enough, he’s now knee-deep in
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Andreas Christensen does not anticipate leaving Chelsea in the January transfer window despite admitting that he is unhappy with his lack of appearances for the club. The Denmark international has struggled to nail down a regular spot this term, with Maurizio Sarri employing a four-man defence and choosing to regularly partner Antonio Rudiger alongside David Luiz at centre-back. When asked by Sky Sports News if he saw his future away from Stamford Bridge, Christensen said: "Difficult question.
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1112/r462915_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Paul Mariner assesses the latest transfer rumours, including the chances Alexis Sanchez, Robert Lewandowski and Patrik Schick make moves in January. With the winter window opening soon, the rumour mill is beginning to gather pace. Who will be moving where come January? Transfer Talk has the latest. TOP STORY: Sarri intervenes as Chelsea chase Fekir Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri wants Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir at Stamford Bridge and has spoken to him about a move, the Sun says. Fekir had been on the brink of joining Liverpool before the World Cup, but the transfer stalled and talks failed to resume. The France international has since been linked...
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The 22-year-old has been limited to EFL Cup and Europa League appearances under Maurizio Sarri this season
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1112/r462694_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Sergio Aguero shrugs off talk of an unbeaten Premier League season after Manchester City's victory over rivals Manchester United. Steve Nicol and Craig Burley examine Manchester City's dominance of rivals Man United in a 3-1 derby win that showed the gulf between the two sides. David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gündogan all scored for Manchester City as they dominated Manchester United in a 3-1 victory. Craig Burley breaks down Manchester City's 3-1 win over Manchester United, which he says demonstrates the gap in quality between the two rivals. MANCHESTER, England -- Fernandinho has said that Manchester City are trying to give him as much as rest as possible with no direct alternative for his holding midfield role. Pep Guardiola wan...
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Marco Silva's Everton laid a blueprint on Sunday for lesser sides to stifle the West Londoner's creativity
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/0824/r419188_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri felt it was good to bounce back with a 2-0 win over AC Milan after they endured their first loss since April against Manchester United. The guys respond to your tweets about Craig Burley working on a Sunday, the Scudetto race, Thierry Henry at Monaco and Arsene Wenger to Bayern Munich. Juventus asserted their dominance at the San Siro, but the FC crew give credit to Milan for keeping the match close in an adverse situation. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has been named Serie A's Coach of the Season for the 2017-18, beating former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri, now at Chelsea. Allegri guided Juve to a seventh straight title, his fourth since replacing Antonio Conte, to win the award for a fourth time, gaining 17 votes fr...
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Massimiliano Allegri won Serie A's coach of the year award for the fourth time after guiding Juventus to a record-extending seventh straight Serie A title last season. Allegri gained 17 votes for the Panchina d'Oro (Golden Bench) award, beating Napoli's Maurizio Sarri, now at Chelsea, and Lazio's Simone Inzaghi, who gained eight votes each. Allegri also won the award for 2008-09 with Cagliari and two of the past three seasons with Juventus.
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1112/r462915_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Paul Mariner assesses the latest transfer rumours, including the chances Alexis Sanchez, Robert Lewandowski and Patrik Schick make moves in January. With the winter window opening soon, the rumour mill is beginning to gather pace. Who will be moving where come January? Transfer Talk has the latest. Sarri intervenes as Chelsea chase Fekir Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri wants Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir at Stamford Bridge and has spoken to him about a move, the Sun says. Fekir had been on the brink of joining Liverpool before the World Cup, but the transfer stalled and talks failed to resume. The France international has since been linked with...
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1111/r461974_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Fernando Torres insists he felt like he had completed everything he needed to in Europe before he moved to Japan's Sagan Tosu from Atletico Madrid. Shaka Hislop unveils his latest club power rankings, then has to answer to the rest of the baffled FC crew. Chelsea's Eden Hazard is feeling the "wear and tear" of more than 10 years of playing professional football and is "not happy" with the amount of times he is fouled. Hazard missed three consecutive games last month after suffering a back injury in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United, who were accused of targeting the Belgium international with fouls. He took a kick to the ankle from Yerry Mina on his return to Chelsea's XI as Maurizio Sarri's men were held to a goalless home draw by...
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1111/r461974_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Fernando Torres insists he felt like he had completed everything he needed to in Europe before he moved to Japan's Sagan Tosu from Atletico Madrid. Shaka Hislop unveils his latest club power rankings, then has to answer to the rest of the baffled FC crew. Chelsea's Eden Hazard is feeling the "wear and tear" of more than 10 years of playing professional football and is "not happy" with the amount of times he is fouled. Hazard missed three consecutive games last month after suffering a back injury in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United, who were accused of targeting the Belgium international with fouls. He took a kick to the ankle from Yerry Mina on his return to Chelsea's XI as Maurizio Sarri's men were held to a goalless home draw by...
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Manchester City stormed back to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 derby win at home to Manchester United on Sunday as Liverpool maintained their title challenge to the champions with a 2-0 victory over Fulham. Chelsea, like the top two, remain unbeaten under Maurizio Sarri but lost ground in a goalless draw at home to Everton. Arsenal also missed the chance to leapfrog North London rivals Spurs into fourth and needed Henrikh Mkhitaryan's late equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw with Wolves at the Emirates.
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MANCHESTER, England -- Jose Mourinho was not wrong when he claimed ahead of the 177th Manchester derby that Manchester City are currently "untouchable." Off the field, the last week has seen the latest Football Leaks revelations pose questions about how City's rise to the top has been funded by their Abu Dhabi owners, but on the pitch their 3-1 derby day victory over Mourinho's United hammered home the reality that the blue half of Manchester reigns supreme. Pep Guardiola's team are two points clear at the top of the table, even though second-placed Liverpool and Tottenham, in fourth, have made their best starts to a Premier League campaign and Maurizio Sarri is enjoying the most successful start
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Maurizio Sarri admitted it is hard for his Chelsea side to remain close to Manchester City and Liverpool as they battle it out for the Premier League.
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Maurizio Sarri insisted he has no problem with Marco Silva after the pair were involved in an altercation in Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Everton.
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Maurizio Sarri admitted he'd rather have the three points against Everton after breaking the record for the longest unbeaten start for a manager in the Premier League.
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Maurizio Sarri is the first manager to start life in the Premier League with a 12-match unbeaten run, but that’s only bringing a little comfort to the Chelsea boss following a scoreless draw with Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Blues are set to finish the day below Liverpool and Manchester City, and Sarri credits that to a slow start (although the first half was much more about baiting or being baited by Everton in a series of hard fouls). “I think we have to sort out the problem of the approach of the match because in the last two or three matches we haven’t been approaching the games right,” Sarri said.
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Despite dropping points, Sarri now boasts the best start by a new manager in Premier League history
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1111/r462023_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Jordan Pickford made four saves to earn a clean sheet for Everton as Chelsea were unable to break through in a 0-0 draw. English Premier League: Willian (60') Chelsea 0-0 Everton LONDON -- Maurizio Sarri has said that Chelsea are not creating as many chances as they should be after watching his team held to&nbsp;a goalless draw by Everton&nbsp;at Stamford Bridge. Marcos Alonso struck a post and Eden Hazard forced two good saves from Jordan Pickford as Chelsea pushed for a breakthrough in the second half, but Everton's goalkeeper went long spells without much to do as Marco Silva's aggressive pressing game plan successfully disrupted the home side's rhythm. For Sarri, the...
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Maurizio Sarri admitted Chelsea paid the price for a sluggish start and a lack of killer instinct as Jordan Pickford's heroics earned Everton a 0-0 draw on Sunday. Sarri's side recovered from a poor first half performance and laid siege to the Everton goal after the break, but found Pickford unbeatable as the England keeper made a series of fine saves. The stalemate at Stamford Bridge left Chelsea two points behind Liverpool, who beat Fulham earlier on Sunday, with Manchester City having a chance to pull clear of the Blues against Manchester United later in the day.
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1111/r461974_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Jordan Pickford made four saves to earn a clean sheet for Everton as Chelsea were unable to break through in a 0-0 draw. LONDON -- Three points from Stamford Bridge on Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Everton in the Premier League. 1. Chelsea stay unbeaten but drop two points Chelsea remain unbeaten, but it was Everton who emerged with greater credit from a frantic and physical stalemate at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The visitors set the tone early as Yerry Mina, making his first start for the club, crashed through Eden Hazard's ankle as the Belgian darted towards Everton's back four. Marcos Alonso, Chelsea's most dangerous...
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Maurizio Sarri has made Premier League history in stretching his unbeaten start as Chelsea boss to 12 games. The Italian was handed the reins at Stamford Bridge over the summer, with the managerial baton picked up from fellow countryman Antonio Conte. Sarri has made a faultless start to that quest, with Chelsea yet to come unstuck in the current campaign.
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1111/r461964_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Chelsea Everton 0 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now&nbsp;&raquo; Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Chelsea's Alvaro Morata had three penalty appeals turned down as Maurizio Sarri's men drew 0-0 against Everton at Stamford Bridge. Everton had come into this game in good form, following a run of four wins in their past five matches while Chelsea maintained their unbeaten start to the season, despite failing to seal all three points, meaning Sarri has set a new record of not losing any o...
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On Thursday in Belarus, Maurizio Sarri did something he’s never done before, he put Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the same midfield. Twice before this season the two had been substituted for each other (Huddersfield, Vidi) and once they even shared the pitch (60 minutes against Burnley) but in different positions — RLC played as an emergency forward due to Pedro’s mid-game stomach issues. So the decision to start the two attacking-minded youngsters (24 and 22, respectively) in midfield together against BATE, flanking either side of non-defensive midfielder Jorginho, was a gamble, Sarri admitted afterwards. “I think that Ross played a good game but we risked it because in the midfield
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Everton will look to end a 24-year wait for a win at Stamford Bridge when they visit Chelsea on Sunday. The Blues’ last victory at the Bridge came in November 1994, when Paul Rideout sealed a 1-0 win in only Joe Royle’s second game in charge. It has since been a sorry story for Everton, particularly in recent years; they were hammered 5-0 at the Bridge by the eventual champions in 2016/17, and lost twice there last campaign in both the Premier League and the EFL Cup. On paper, it seems an uphill task for the Toffees to break their duck this weekend - Chelsea are yet to lose in the league under new manager Maurizio Sarri, who replaced the sacked Antonio Conte in July. After slumping to fifth in
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Maurizio Sarri has revealed Ross Barkley was “in trouble” earlier this season, but is now backing the Chelsea midfielder to finally justify his £15m transfer fee. Barkley is successfully rebuilding his reputation after a difficult start to his career at Stamford Bridge, also earning a recall to Gareth Southgate’s England squad following a two-year absence. The 24-year-old suffered a serious hamstring injury shortly after completing his move from boyhood club Everton to Chelsea in January, then making only two Premier League starts under Sarri’s predecessor Antonio Conte.
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Napoli’s only European honour was the1988-89 UEFA Cup. Since then the Naples club have yet to have a real presence in Europe but all that seems to have change now that Carlo Ancelotti is in charge. Ancelotti’s predecessor Maurizio Sarri never took the Champions League or the Europa League seriously as he was hell bent on winning the Scudetto.
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Maurizio Sarri will be hoping that United can continue their recent unbeaten run at the Etihad – two wins and a draw – to give Chelsea a chance of topping the table ahead of the international break. Arsenal progressed to the Last-32 of the Europa League on Thursday but the 0-0 draw with Sporting was overshadowed by a sickening injury to Danny Welbeck who looks set for a significant spell on the side-lines. The Gunners also picked up a few other niggles and Unai Emery will be glad of the pause in domestic proceedings to help clear the treatment room.
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Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri believes Olivier Giroud is important and useful to the team even when he doesn't score after he ended his goal draught in their 1-0 win over BATE.
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Maurizio Sarri was unimpressed with Chelsea's ponderous performance against BATE despite a 1-0 win securing his team's passage to the Europa League knockout rounds. Olivier Giroud's first goal in 794 minutes of club football was one of few positives from a lethargic display that could well have cost the Premier League side. BATE were denied by the woodwork three times, including once in stoppage time as the hosts went within inches of rescuing a result in frosty conditions.
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Chelsea's fourth win in Group L seals qualification to the Europa League knockout phase
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1108/r460860_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri admitted that he was pleased to escape with a 1-0 win over BATE Borisov after claiming his side had "all the conditions to play badly" on a freezing night in Belarus. Olivier Giroud's first goal of the season early in the second half proved enough for the Blues to book their place in the Europa League round of 32 against BATE, who vastly improved on their showing in a 3-1 loss at Stamford Bridge last month and struck the frame of Kepa Arrizabalaga's goal three times. In...
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Mateo Kovacic warned against complacency as Chelsea look to confirm their place in the Europa League knockout stages in Belarus. Chelsea will be confirmed in first place with two rounds of matches to go if they win at BATE Borisov on Thursday and the other Group L game, between Vidi and PAOK in Budapest, is drawn. Maurizio Sarri has left Alvaro Morata, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso at home, but Eden Hazard has travelled despite only just recovering from a back problem.
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Eden Hazard will play at most 50 minutes of Chelsea's Europa League match at BATE, but Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas have not travelled with the squad. Belgium international Hazard returned from two weeks out with a back problem when he came on in the 64th minute of Sunday's 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri will continue to restrict the 27-year-old's game time in Belarus, though he insists it is not a gamble to include him in the squad.
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<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1030/r455252_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Maurizio Sarri says Ross Barkley has a big role to play not just for Chelsea, but for England too. Eden Hazard will step up his return from a back injury when Chelsea take on BATE Borisov in Belarus on Thursday, head coach Maurizio Sarri has said. Chelsea are on the verge of qualifying for the Europa League knockout stages after winning their first three matches despite using Hazard only sparingly in the competition so far. The Belgium international has played only 26 minutes in the Blues' last four games after suffering the back problem against Manchester United last month, coming on as a...
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Liam Twomey Chelsea correspondent Eden Hazard will step up his return from a back injury when Chelsea take on BATE Borisov in Belarus on Thursday, head coach Maurizio Sarri has said. Chelsea are on the verge of qualifying for the Europa League knockout stages after winning their first three matches despite using Hazard only sparingly in the competition so far. The Belgium international has played only 26 minutes in the Blues' last four games after suffering the back problem against Manchester United last month, coming on as a second-half substitute in Saturday's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. As a result, Sarri believes it is best for him to play in Borisov and regain his rhythm. "From our doctor,
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Maurizio Sarri has admitted that Chelsea struggled to cope with ‘very fast’ Wilfried Zaha in their 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. "Because Zaha is very fast. Sometimes, I have to say that, especially in the first 20 minutes in the first half and the first 15 minutes of the second half, we were not in good positions under the ball line in the offensive phase,” Sarri admitted after the game.
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Maurizio Sarri admitted it will be difficult for Chelsea to close the gap on Man City, despite sitting just two points off the Premier League holders.
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Maurizio Sarri said it was very important to have Eden Hazard back for Chelsea against Crystal Palace.
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Maurizio Sarri remains unsure whether Chelsea are serious contenders for the Premier League title despite his team moving up to second in the table. Alvaro Morata struck a double and his fellow Spaniard Pedro was also on target in a 3-1 win at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday, the Blues' fourth consecutive victory in all competitions. City, Liverpool and leaders Manchester City - who are two points clear at the top after thumping Southampton 6-1 - are all unbeaten after 11 rounds of fixtures.
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Alvaro Morata has "great potential" but he needs to work on his mental strength, according to Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri. Morata scored twice in Sunday's 3-1 Premier League win at home to Crystal Palace, sending the Blues up to second place in the table. The 26-year-old has now scored four goals in four Premier League appearances having regained his confidence following a back injury and loss of form last term.
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Chelsea secured their eighth win in eleven games but the Blues boss played down his side's long-term pedigree
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Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has equalled a Premier League record after going unbeaten in his first 11 top-flight matches in charge of the club. Sunday's 3-1 win at home to Crystal Palace was secured thanks to an Alvaro Morata double and one from Pedro, moving the Blues up to second in the table. Sarri has made a telling impact since moving from Napoli to succeed fellow Italian Antonio Conte and his Chelsea side have not tasted defeat.
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