Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has warned the players to tighten up defensively if they want to challenge Liverpool or Manchester City for the Premier League title.
Most managers always take the easy way out by spending millions on new signings to fix a problem but Sarri has told Chelsea fans he will not take the easy option of buying his way out of the problem in January. Sarri insists it’s his job to improve the players at the club.
Sarri isn’t happy with the defending in the 3-2 Carabao Cup win over Derby County on Wednesday.
“The situation is dangerous,” Sarri said.
“We defended well at Burnley, then three days later we weren’t able to defend in the same way. It is dangerous to not have that continuity.
“If we want to win something, then we need to be a solid team. If you look at the top of the table, City only conceded three and Liverpool four.
“It is too easy to go into the market for every problem. We need to improve with these players because they can improve. This is my work.
“I didn’t ask anything about it to my club because we can stay with these players and be competitive. Maybe not for the top but we have to try to arrive close to the top.”