Maurizio Sarri hints how Chelsea will put an end to disastrous defending

Tyler Owen
November 25, 2018

Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son Heung Min scored the goals as Tottenham ended Chelsea's unbeaten record with a convincing victory.

Spurs added a sensational third when Son Heung-min carried the ball from inside his own half, beat two men easily before finishing neatly.

Chelsea are just four points behind Manchester City after twelve weeks of Premier League matches, but coach Maurizio Sarri believes they have little chance of beating Pep Guardiola's team to the title this season.

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Sarri has revolutionised the way we play since his arrival in the summer, but the weaknesses in our plan-A have been exposed.

With Chelsea looking lethargic, Kane blasted Tottenham's second from long-range in the 16th minute.

The west London side are facing a defining run of fixtures in the season ahead of their trip to Spurs before a home clash against defending champions Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on 8 December.

City were done and dusted by halftime after Silva, with a flick, Sterling, with an easy finish and Sane, with a superb third, made it 3-0 at the break. "We have to work".

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"I think it (the result) tells the story because we stayed stubborn, they defended and counter-attacked, so we had a few really good moments we didn't score which is not a big problem if we stay on track".

Manchester United had more of a mountain to climb than most in the months ahead while languishing in eighth place in the Premier League table.

The only downside was captain Jordan Henderson being shown a red card for two bookable offences, yet Klopp was more focused on his side's spirit.

"The first goal was brilliant football and the free kick from Trent (Alexander-Arnold) was a dream".

Ranieri couldn't stop Fulham leaking goals in his first match in charge at Craven Cottage, but did secure a first win in 10 league games as Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice to edge a five-goal thriller.

"We did not win one point, we lost two", Mourinho said.

Sigurdsson's goal on the hour mark proved enough to move Everton above Manchester United and up to sixth, when he turned in the rebound from Theo Walcott's powerful shot. We also had problems in the beginning of the second half.

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