Jamie Carragher names big difference about Chelsea FC under Maurizio Sarri

Hope Soto
September 20, 2018

Eden Hazard has been superb this season for Chelsea in the Premier League and Maurizio Sarri wants him to rest so as for the winger to maintain his superb form for the Blues this term. "Under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte they won Premier Leagues but sat off teams, which is not a problem, they were successful at it, but this is different".

Eden Hazard was omitted from the Chelsea squad that travelled to Greece before their Europa League meeting with PAOK Salonika on Thursday evening after personally telling Maurizio Sarri, the manager, that he is battling tiredness. "Kovacic, it is better to have rest with a little injury".

Liverpool have so far amassed a flawless 15 points, trailing Chelsea on goal difference - even without any goals so far from Mohamed Salah, who totted up an astonishing 44 in all competitions last season.

The Red Devils suffered back-to-back defeats against Brighton and Tottenham last month as the Old Trafford club experienced their worst start to a league season in 26 years.

"Phil Foden is ready for the Premier League, he was last season and now he has one more year's experience", said Guardiola.

However, even United are trailing when compared to Manchester rivals City who have spent almost €1bn on their star-studded squad.

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He said: "There is always room for improvement". "That's why he deserves to play all the minutes he's playing". I don't know tomorrow. "The only thing I know is that (referee) Mike Dean was very good and the assistants were very good".

"I have spoken to him in the last two days, yesterday I told him for me he can score 40 goals".

Midfield: It doesn't sound like Sarri is going to make too many changes for the Europa League game so we could see Jorginho and N'Golo Kante lining-up in the middle of the park once again - although some Chelsea fans would prefer to see them rested ahead of the West Ham game.

But a 3-1 win away to Everton on Sunday quelled those concerns, at least for the time being, and gave the Chilean an extra reason to celebrate his 65th birthday. The west London side were Champions League winners in 2012 and Europa League winners in 2013 - in the Roman Abramovich era, being involved in European competition after Christmas has become the norm.

Kovavcic went off early in the second half of Saturday's win over Cardiff City after picking up what appeared to be a minor injury. "I am convinced and the players are convinced".

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