Morata: I never considered Chelsea exit

Morata: I never considered Chelsea exit

Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 in a pulsating London Premier League derby on Saturday (Aug 18) with defender Marcos Alonso scoring an 81st-minute victor after the Gunners had fought back from an early 2-0 deficit.

Sarri oversaw Chelsea's 3-2 win over Arsenal yesterday.

"In terms of quality not too much [more is needed], because in the first 25 minutes we did really very well", Sarri continued. The defensive phase of all the team, all the players.

"But I think that, at this moment, he's not able to play for 90 minutes, so I thought it was better to give him 25-30 minutes when the intensity of the match has come down".

But after opening his account in impressive style against Arsenal, Morata added that he expects Sarri's more proactive, expansive style of football to suit him better than the more orthodox target man role that predecessor Antonio Conte asked him to fulfil.

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"But we need to continue and press and press and press in the other half".

Seconds earlier Mesut Özil had flashed a great chance wide and Arsenal's profligacy was punished again when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang skied over with the goal at his mercy with the chance to level.

"I think we have done very well for 75 minutes".

Since then, Eden Hazard has made more than 250 appearances for the Blues scoring almost ninety goals and has even managed to win two Premier League titles, even being named in the Premier League team of the year on four separate occasions. "And then today I think the team competed well, had chances in the match, and also the young players are playing each match and they are growing up with us".

Kovacic will be hoping that he has done enough to convince Sarri that he should start in Chelsea's third outing of the new season against Newcastle United next weekend. And the latest measures seem to have had an immediate impact along with Sarri's tactical inputs with Chelsea off to a blistering start in the Premier League.