Chelsea have had an impressive and awe-inspiring start to life in the Premier league this term but Maurizio Sarri remains pessimistic on the chances of the Blues over rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.
The Blues had maintained a 100 percent start in the league this term until they drew their last two games that has left them two points adrift Man City and Liverpool on the top of the log. They are also yet to lose a game and pundits have dubbed the West London club as one of the favourites for the title.
Sarri has always remained humble in comparing his side with the Reds and Citizens but the end of the League is way far off and he could just be playing mind games. The only obvious weakness in Sarri’s team is the inability of his strikers to score goals and the January transfer window presents an opportunity to fix that.
Chelsea failed to qualify for the Champions league of this season after dropping from top-four places but this term, they are almost certain to qualify given their form.
“To finish the first two, as you know, for me it’s very difficult. I think City and Liverpool are a step forward to us. It’s very difficult. But I think we can fight to get in the Champions League. Here it’s very difficult to arrive in the first four.
There are six, seven top-level teams, top in Europe, not only in England. It’s not easy to get in the Champions League. We have to try of course. We have to try to stay very close on the table with the top-level teams. And we have to try to improve more. I think they are a step forward, but I think also we are more close than I thought one week ago.”
Maurizio Sarri, Daily Mail
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