Moses and Drinkwater don't fit my style of play - Sarri

Moses and Drinkwater don't fit my style of play - Sarri

Moses and Drinkwater don't fit my style of play - Sarri

When I say defensive phase I am not talking about the defensive line, I am talking about all the team because it's very important for us to defend in the opponent's half and have the ball there.

"When he left I was congratulating him on his season, on being picked for England and said to him, 'Don't forget, there's always a place for you here".

Roy Hodgson did a good job in keeping Palace up last season after the debacle of Frank de Boer but did nothing to truly improve the club over the summer.

Last week against Burnley, Chelsea proved they can manage without Eden Hazard, scoring four goals with four different goalscorers and will have to do so again for at least a half with the Belgian not fully fit.

But could he realistically challenge for the Premier League golden boot? Meanwhile, Crystal Palace were beaten by Championship side Middlesbrough in the same competition, their fifth consecutive game without a win. When I arrived in Naples, the gap was 24 points. The title is not something we have to think about now but obviously that has to be the target for us.

'I can score hat-trick [so it] is not flawless day but we take three points, we are in first three places. "At the moment we can think only that we need to cover the gap".

Subs not used: Caballero, Loftus-Cheek, Zappacosta, Cahill.

His prospect of achieving the same will be helped by the fact that there is just one Chelsea player in the treatment table, with Ethan Ampadu recovering from a knee injury. It is not possible that every player is good enough to play here when he is 19 or 20.

Granted, those were against Liverpool and Manchester United, but had they thrown away more points after going in front, as they looked in danger of doing when Townsend levelled the scores, questions might have been asked about their mental fortitude. Morata is also finally meeting the standard required of a striker at an elite club - now the challenge is simply for him to keep it up. He enjoyed a very solid night, winning the majority of his duels in the air and on the floor.

The current formation seems to be the issue for these two players, but Sarri is unsure whether they can break into the first team.

"But then when you return you have the same problem".

The coach who has overseen ten successive unbeaten games thus far has the chance of equalling a Premier League record unbeaten run at the start of his tenure.

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