Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri eases title talk

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri eases title talk

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri eases title talk

Morata moved to Chelsea last summer in a £58 million move from Real Madrid, and started the Premier League season in fine form. "All the people believe in me there but I want to change all the things here", he told reporters after Chelsea's 3-2 win over Arsenal in which he scored the second goal.

"Three points is an important target for us, we did very well for 75 minutes but inside that, 15 minutes were frightful", he stated. "Let's see what happens in one or two years". We moved the ball very quickly, we played vertical balls. They have the quality and the speed to give us troubles, but we came back strongly in the second half and it is a very important three points for us.

Asked how he managed his cravings during the match and if he smoked at half-time and immediately afterwards, prior to his media commitments, Sarri said: "No, I will smoke in the evening I think".

This is perhaps best case scenario for Chelsea, who we may qualify as a contender for the PL crown along with Liverpool and Manchester City (leaving room for United and Spurs, of course). Otherwise, for us it may be a problem.

"It's clear. He is a great player, but I think that in this moment he is not able to play for 90 minutes, so I think that it was better for 25, 30 minutes when the intensity of the match is going down".

"In the first 25 minutes we did really very well".

But any result would have been possible in a see-saw game marked by poor defending and astonishing misses, with Arsenal particularly guilty of both in the first half. Now I can attack the space, I can play one touch and go in the area for the crosses.

He played down talk of Chelsea contesting the title, despite winning their first two games of the season, saying his side needed to learn to keep up their tempo.

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