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Maurizio Sarri wasn’t happy with his side’s defending

Maurizio Sarri wasn’t happy with his side’s defending

Hazard, 27, hinted that his time at Chelsea could be coming to an end after the World Cup when he said he wanted to "discover something different", with rumours of a move to Real Madrid circling. "In the first 25 minutes, we did really very well".

Asked if he sees Chelsea as potential title challengers, Sarri said candidly: "Not in this moment".

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"We could still see today that fans like me pretty well", he added.

Having beaten Huddersfield Town in their season-opener, the Blues prevailed 3-2 at Stamford Bridge to make it back-to-back top-flight victories at the start of Sarri's tenure. "Let's see what happens in one or two years".

"For now, I'm happy".

Sarri admitted his side's defensive display as they surrendered a 2-0 lead was "horrible", as the Italian offered up this honest assessment of a insane game.

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Injuries are going to happen, but this could be Chelsea's two-deep with Hazard staying and a healthy crop of center backs left over from Antonio Conte's three at the back needs.

"It is clear the result is not good for us but the process is continuing", Emery said.

"So I thought that it was better 25-30 minutes when the intensity of the game is going down, and Hazard has done two assists in two matches". We lost ground, we were not able to press, we were not able to defend, we were really in trouble.

"We did very well for 75 minutes - 15 minutes at the end of the first half was awful".

This is perhaps best case scenario for Chelsea, who we may qualify as a contender for the PL crown along with Liverpool and Manchester City (leaving room for United and Spurs, of course).

"In the second half we did very well from the mental point of view, because it was very hard to answer to the last part of the first half".

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