Sarri Admits New Striker Is Needed As Chelsea Are Frustrated By Saints

Sarri Admits New Striker Is Needed As Chelsea Are Frustrated By Saints

Sarri Admits New Striker Is Needed As Chelsea Are Frustrated By Saints

Chelsea remain in fourth on 44 points, just three ahead of Arsenal in the race to qualify for the Champions League.

"It's not easy, and I think that we are lucky because we have [Ethan] Ampadu, we have [Andreas] Christensen, we have [Hudson-Odoi], so we are lucky".

"We have to try to solve the problem of the last 15 and 20 metres".

Having lost their final home game of 2018 to Leicester, this was another lacklustre display from Chelsea in front of their own supporters, who had been buoyed earlier in the day by the signing of Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund.

"This role is something I am enjoying and in a game I try to make that run sometimes", Kante said.

Goalkeeper Angus Gunn, making his Premier League debut, twice denied Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata had a strike ruled out for offside while also missing other opportunities as Sarri finally appeared to lose patience with the misfiring striker at Stamford Bridge.

"I have to think of my responsibility with the training".

Reports suggest that the West London club have cooled their interest in the former Real Madrid player.

The United States global will remain at the Signa Iguna Park until the end of the season before making a return back to the west London club.

For the moment, Sarri continues to use Willian, but the Brazilian's bid to prove his worth was ruined when he was forced off with an injury late in the first half.

Hudson-Odoi's reservations about signing a new deal at Chelsea relate to the question of consistent first-team opportunities, and Sarri admitted it is hard to balance the developmental needs of the club's talented academy stars with his primary responsibility to keep his team winning.

Substitutes Cesc Fabregas and Ruben Loftus-Cheek then combined to tee up Morata but Gunn blocked his low shot.

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