Maurizio Sarri Chelsea
Maurizio Sarri Chelsea

Chelsea host Manchester City this weekend in the Premier League and the Blues would want to bounce back from their defeat at the hands of Wolves in midweek.

Chelsea took the lead at Molineux only for Wolves to fight back and win the game 2-1.

And now with City visiting town, the Stamford Bridge outfit have a really uphill task on their hands.

Speaking before the game, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has urged his players not to switch off during the game vs Manchester City.

I think we have a problem to manage the match at the moment,’ Sarri said.

‘In the last two matches we played well for 55, 60 minutes but then, at the first difficulty, we went in blackout.

‘The first match we were lucky because they didn’t score. In the last match, we were a little bit unlucky because, for the opponents, there are five shots and only two on target, and we conceded two goals. But, after the first goal, we went in black-out and were not able to react.

‘You know very well it’s a very difficult match against, maybe, the best team in Europe at the moment. So we know very well it’s very difficult.

‘It’s impossible to beat them in a long period, of course, in this moment. But in a match, everything can happen.

‘It’s very difficult to recover the gap. I don’t know the difference at the moment. We started very well, this season, but now we have to face some difficulties. I think it’s normal.

‘Sooner or later, it’s normal to have some difficulties in a new way of playing. It’s normal. We have to work, we have to try to solve problem by problem, day by day. And to improve in a definitive way.’ 

Chelsea had multiple chances to put the game to bed against Wolves and in the end, all they could do was to rue their missed chances.

But they cannot afford to make such mistakes against Manchester City this weekend.

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