Chelsea coach, Maurizio Sarri was reluctant to expect much of the chances of his team winning the Premier League title at the end of this season. According to the former Napoli coach, Manchester City are still the favorite team to defend the title and the distance with Pep Guardiola’s squad with the Blues, according to him is still quite far. But, Sarri acknowledged that competition was still ongoing.
As is known, Chelsea did only bring in a handful of players in the summer transfer market, and they were doubtful that they would perform better this campaign. However, under the direction of the new manager, Maurizio Sarri, the Blues’ performance was fairly good at the beginning of this season, they were even ranked 3rd in the standings with 27 points from 12 matches.
The convincing performance shown by Eden Hazard CS inevitably made a number of parties believe that they were one of the candidates in the Premier League this season. However, as the coach, Maurizio Sarri himself disagrees with public opinion, because according to him, currently Manchester city still excels from all aspects and they are more favorite to win the Premier League title, defending the title won last season.
The former Napoli coach mentions that his team is trying to cut the distance that separates between Chelsea and Manchester City, however, admitted by Sarri that the competition is still running until the title has not been secured by Citizen.
“Right now [2018/19 season] no! They [City] are too strong compared to us. We have to work hard to get our distance with them. But, the competition still continues. We have to overcome it [bringing distance]. We can improve ourselves but in the first season, I think we cannot secure 30 points,” Sarri said.
Manchester City did record a brilliant performance at the start of this season, as the defending champions have not been defeated until now and managed to record no less than 30 points, from a total of 12 matches that have taken place. This weekend, Pep Guardiola’s squad will face West Ham United.