Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed Chelsea’s biggest problem under Maurizio Sarri.
Wenger believes Chelsea lack pace’ under Maurizio Sarri and feels too much pressure is being placed on Eden Hazard.
Sarri’s Chelsea career started brightly with the Italian unbeaten in his first 12 games in charge but the Blues have struggled to find consistency since our first loss of the season away at Tottenham.
Many have blamed Chelsea’s poor form on Sarri’s decision replace N’Golo Kante with Jorginho in the heart of Chelsea’s midfield but Wenger believes Chelsea’s problem is lack of speed in attack.
“For Sarri it is his first season in England,” Wenger told beIN Sports.
“He certainly likes a game with possession his team has good possession but they lack goals.
“If you compare the possession they have – always in every game around 70 per cent – and the number of goals they score, I think they have not enough players who are going behind defenders.
“They don’t have enough pace to take advantage.
“Hazard has to come deep to make the difference on his own sometimes.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea were the better team in the last part of the first half and in the second half against Manchester United.
Sarri said: “If I look at the first 20 minutes I am very happy (with it).
“If I look at the last minute when we had the best opportunity of the second half, I am not happy.
“But to play here in Manchester against United is very difficult for every team. They played very well in the first 20, 25 minutes.
“We were in trouble because we didn’t have the right distance between the striker and the midfielders. The ball was always free, and they are very dangerous when they can attack space behind the line.
“We were better in the last part of the first half and then the second half. We didn’t risk anything in the second half, only the corner in the last five minutes. We played very well in the second half.”