Maurizio Sarri has said that his Chelsea side must improve defensively if they want to challenge for the title this season.
The Blues have adapted well to the Italian’s ‘Sarri-ball’ style of play on the attacking front, scoring 2.4 goals per game after ten rounds of league fixtures.
However, they are seemingly still coming to terms with the change from the back three, preferred by Antonio Conte, to a back four, and are offering up a number of chances to their opponents as a result.
“In the last match, I have to say Derby played a very good match. We played well in the offensive phase, but a lot of mistakes in the defensive phase. It’s clear we need to improve,” Sarri said in his pre-match press conference.
“I am used to having problems like this in the first months. In Burnley I saw a very good performance in the defensive phase. Three days after I saw a lot of mistakes. It means we are a not a continuously solid team at the moment. It’s dangerous.”