Maurizio Sarri issues transfer message to Chelsea board after Tottenham loss

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Chelsea suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday as Tottenham inflicted a 3-1 defeat on the Blues at Wembley.

Maurizio Sarri wants to solve Chelsea’s problems on the training pitch before dipping into the transfer market.

Mauricio Pochettino men produced a terrific performance to move above their opponents in the table to third, five points behind unbeaten leaders Manchester City, while Chelsea drop to fourth.

Spurs deservedly scored two goals in the first 16 minutes through midfielder Dele Alli’s flicked header from Christian Eriksen’s cross, and Harry Kane firing in a drive from long range.

“There’s no need for me to talk too much. I am so happy, so pleased,” Pochettino told Match of the Day. “I don’t need to analyse too much. All credit to the players because they were fantastic.

“The staff are so happy managing this group of players. We need to be humble and recognise that, playing like this, we can do big things.

“Our challenge is to keep going and be consistent.”

Sarri claimed not a single Chelsea player impressed him, but played down reports he would be targeting a big signing in January.

‘It’s very difficult to have time to try to improve the team, to try to solve problems, particularly because we have time only to prepare the next match,’ he said.

‘We have to play every three days but we have to do something, I think.

‘We have to try to improve first of all the team, and then player by player.’

Sarri labelled Chelsea’s performance against Spurs a ‘disaster’ as the Blues were lucky not to concede more goals to their local rivals.

‘We have to try to do something, because the defensive phase today was a disaster,’ he said.

‘Not only the defensive line, the defensive phase, the offensive players pressed very badly.

‘The midfielders did not defend very well, and the defensive line as a consequence was a disaster’

‘We were surprised because today they played with the 4-3-1-2. But after five minutes the situation was very clear.

‘In the first 25 or 30 minutes, we had a lot of problems getting the ball out of our half.

‘Against Tottenham that is very dangerous to lose the ball in your half, because with their short counter attacks they are maybe one of the strongest teams in Europe.’


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