Maurizio Sarri Has One-On-One Meetings Following Loss To Spurs

Kristopher Nichols
November 29, 2018

The Blues were beaten 3-1 at Tottenham in an exhilarating London derby, and manager Maurizio Sarri admitted afterwards that the defeat highlighted some of the problems he has believed for some time that the team had.

Kante won two Premier League titles, with Leicester and Chelsea, playing in central midfield, but has been deployed out of position on the right to accommodate Italy playmaker Jorginho in Sarri's chosen style. For me the centre midfielder is Jorginho or [Cesc] Fabregas.

"The one thing about Kante is he is a very average player in this [advanced] position he's playing now". "At the moment I think it's better for us not to look at the table. But it was only a reaction to the difficulties".

While the Italian global plays an extremely vital role as the pivot in Sarri's offensive phase, Jorginho does not have the necessary defensive qualities to sufficiently provide cover for the Chelsea back four.

Chelsea turn their attention to the Europa League on Thursday, knowing that a point against PAOK at home will secure top spot in Group L.

Sarri said: "I am anxious because 25 days ago he had an injury, a back injury. The target in my mind is very clear, it is to win something and in the long time to become the best team in Europe".

Spurs were easily the best team on Saturday as Dele Alli opened the scoring within the first 10 minutes and it was followed by a goal each from Harry Kane and a superb solo run from Son. Then we will see.

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Hazard has an ankle injury following last Saturday's loss to Tottenham, but should be fit to play Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.

"So I think that he has lost a lot of training".

"I am anxious because 25 days ago he had an injury, a back injury", Sarri said.

Striker Olivier Giroud says the Blues are determined to show their strength against PAOK, who they beat 1-0 in Greece in September.

Chelsea have never lost a UEFA Cup/Europa League game at Stamford Bridge (W8 D2), winning each of their last five.

His sudden goalscoring prowess wowed many Chelsea fans, who failed to remember the number of goals he scored in his first six games for the club last season before his lengthy goal drought.

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