Maurizio Sarri downplays Chelseas title hopes

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has downplayed their Premier League title chances following the club’s 2-0 win over BournemouthThe Blues maintained their 100% record for the new season after overcoming Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Saturday with a 2-0 win.And Sarri, who predicted in August it would take the squad three or four months to snap into gear following his summer appointment, is pleased with the progress of the players.Although the Italian still intends to take it one game at a time.“I am happy with the result and I am happy with the performance. It was a very difficult game,” said Sarri, according to Evening Standard.“They are very organised defensively, and defended very well. The first half, the situation was difficult.“Maybe we needed to move the ball at another speed, and maybe more movements without the ball.“But in this kind of match, usually you can win in the last 20-25 minutes. So I was always confident. At the moment I’m very happy with my players. They improved very well during the week and in matches.“I’m really very happy to have 12 points from four matches, but I always think we can do more.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“We can improve. Especially in the performance, of course. We can improve. I think that, now, for us it’s better to think about the next match.”Three more points in the bag! That’s four wins on the bounce! ?#CHEBOU pic.twitter.com/7QfIykVSb2— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 1, 2018Chelsea finished in fifth-place last season under former coach Antonio Conte and 30 points behind winners Manchester City.“The gap at the beginning was 30 points. I think it’s very difficult to recover this gap in only one season,” continued Sarri.“I’m very happy with the four matches, but I think only, starting from now, about the next match. Not until the end of the season.”Sarri has become only the sixth Premier League manager to win his first four games in charge.The other five are Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink, Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola and Craig Shakespeare.last_img

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