Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri Makes Shock Liverpool Confession After West Ham Draw

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By drawing 0-0 at West Ham, Chelsea dropped its first points in the Premier League and failed to score under Maurizio Sarri for the first time this season.

Chelsea lost their ideal start to the Premier League season on Sunday, drawing 0-0 with West Ham United to remain third.

The Hammers became the first team this season to take points off Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea as they played out a goalless draw in the London Stadium.

Chelsea have another chance to knock Liverpool off the top when they play them at Stamford Bridge on Saturday - three days after the clubs meet in the League Cup at Anfield.

"I think we played a good tactical game as we allowed them to have the ball but near our box we defended well and we got our first clean sheet".

West Ham have improved in recent weeks, after picking up four points from their last two games.

"Maybe I will need to rest many players, but I don't know at the moment".

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It was the well-documented moment, two years ago, when Antonio Conte finally settled on the 3-4-3 shape that kick-started Chelsea into a title-winning machine, which thrust the unlikely wing-back pair of Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses into influential roles on either flank. "We have to work and improve and then maybe in a year it will be the same level as Liverpool".

Key Opta stats:- West Ham have avoided defeat in three consecutive Premier League games against Chelsea (W1 D2) for the first time since a run of five between March 1998 and March 2000.

"I don't know, I don't think so", he said when asked if Chelsea were suffering from a European hangover.

"It will be a really hard match".

Fabianski pulled off a number of good saves in the contest, to keep Chelsea's attacking talents at bay.

'I always want to take this frustration to transform it into a positive thing for the next game, ' said the French striker, who was subbed for Alvaro Morata after an hour. I am surprised. In Naples, the first month was very hard.