Chelsea midfielder smashes Premier League record against West Ham

Brunilde Fioravanti
Settembre 24, 2018

And Sarri admitted it was "impossible to win every match", but did not believe the Blues were suffering from a Europa League hangover after their exertions in Greece on Thursday night.

'They are a step forward of us at this moment, ' said Sarri when asked about Liverpool. Despite only appointing Sarri in the summer, the players seem to have taken to his way of playing fairly quickly and as a result the London side are also unbeaten in the Premier League.

Despite spending much of the first half under pressure, West Ham actually crafted the better chances, but Michail Antonio - starting in place of the injured Marko Arnautovic - squandered two presentable opportunities.

Liverpool's win over Southampton means they are now the only team in English football to have won all of their matches so far, six to be precise, and should the Reds beat Chelsea next weekend they will match the Blues' all-time record of seven Premier League wins from the get-go.

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante (left) and West Ham United's Declan Rice in action during the Premier League match at London Stadium.

"It will be a really hard match. In Italy it is normal".

Sarri's frustrating afternoon was made worse by the loss of Antonio Rudiger to injury in the second half.

"We were working hard with every ball in defence and attack - maybe I'd prefer to have more possession. Maybe three or four days [out]".

He also explained his decision to remove Olivier Giroud in the second half, replacing him with Spaniard Alvaro Morata. Today it was a very hard match for the wingers and strikers. "It is true that in the last four years, we haven't done it well in the season after winning [the Premier League] title". He is the best player in terms of off-the-ball movement. "We hope to have him back by the end of the week", Sarri said.

And Sarri says he is expecting a tough match up against Jurgen Klopp's side, insisting he is prepared to change things up from the regimented line-up he has often put out this season. Maybe spectacular but for us, difficult. "I don't know. I want to see the picture of the situation tomorrow morning during the training session".

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