Chelsea boss Sarri: Premier League must do better

Maurizio Sarri has guided Chelsea to five wins from five matches in the Premier League

"We have to work then, maybe, in one year we will be at the same level as Liverpool", Sarri explained.

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho broke a Premier League record with his performance against West Ham United on Sunday afternoon. Olivier Giroud won his battle with Alvaro Morata for a starting spot up front for Chelsea, keeping his place for the second Premier League match in succession.

So, what now, then, with Chelsea, who have enjoyed a flawless start under Maurizio Sarri, coming to town? "Hazard in the last 25 minutes did very well, more on the right than the left, but it was very hard for the striker and the two wingers".

When Petr Cech was left out of the Arsenal side for their midweek Europa League win against Vorskla Poltava, some saw the presence of Bernd Leno in goal as proof that the former Chelsea star was set for a long spell on the sidelines.

'Pedro for us is very important, because he is the best player we have with movement without the ball, ' Sarri said.

West Ham has struggled out of the gate, winning just one of five matches.

Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored goals within three minutes of each other early in the second half at Emirates Stadium.

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Sarri wants Hazard to focus his energies on the final third of the pitch.

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso (L) vies for the ball with West Ham's Andriy Yarmolenko during their scoreless draw. Today it was a very hard match for the wingers and strikers.

Defender Antonio Rudiger limped off midway through the second half, but Sarri insists there was no long-term damage to the German. I think nothing serious. "They were cutting out every pass for Giroud and we needed two wingers".

But if Chelsea can beat Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday they will leapfrog the Reds in the league standings. Now, really, I don't know.

"I said to Shaq at half time that I'd never taken a player off at half time after such an influential half", said Klopp.

'We are trying to have him back for the end of the week, but I don't know at the moment'.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.



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