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Sarri: Chelsea must improve in the ‘defensive phase.’

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has once again insisted that his side must improve defensively.

The former Napoli manager may be renowned for the beautiful progressive possession based football his sides produce, but after all he is Italian and one thing people from the Old Boot hate more than anything is poor defending.

“Usually the winner is the team who concedes less goals. In Italy – I don’t know here – but I think the same.’’ Sarri told chelseafc.com.

“We have to improve in the defensive phase.

“We could have done better in the last 20 minutes (against BATE) because we needed only to move the ball and to take the positions.

“We conceded spaces to the opponents so at the end we conceded a very stupid goal and I didn’t like it.

“It’s very dangerous if you make the same mistakes against very high level opponents, you’re in trouble, like against Liverpool, against Manchester United so we need to control the match better.”

Sarri’s Chelsea squad have not taken too much time to adjust to their new managers demands in midfield and attacking areas though, with the Blues unbeaten so far this term.

The Stamford Bridge outfit travel to Turf Moor today to face Burnley knowing that a win will see them move up to second in the Premier League table.

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