Following Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool FC on matchday 7, Blues boss Maurizio Sarri completely seemed to have played out his side’s title chances after sharing a point each with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Coming into Saturday’s match, Chelsea had already beaten Liverpool in their last game in mid-week in their third round Carabao Cup face off when an Eden Hazard inspired comeback secured a massive 2-1 win over The Reds at Anfield.
However, on Saturday evening, things were once again pretty much headed the same direction when Belgian superstar Eden Hazard once again opened the scoring for his side in the first half of the match, in spectacular fashion. And after missing several relatively easy chances in the second half, just when it looked like the game had eventually slipped out of Liverpool’s grasp, former Chelsea superstar Daniel Sturridge came to The Reds’ rescue in spectacular fashion when he scored an outrageous goal to salvage a point for The Reds.
Following the game, Maurizio Sarri expressed his thoughts on his team’s performance, claiming that he definitely feels that Liverpool FC are certainly a step forward, but as far as Chelsea are concerned, The Blues have definitely improved a lot compared to last week.
Sarri, in addition, noted that fighting for the first two spots on the table is definitely going to be a lot tougher than he initially thought because Manchester City and Liverpool FC are a step forward than The Blues. (H/T: Sky Sports)
“The first two places, as you know, for me, is going to be very difficult because Manchester City and Liverpool are a step forward on us. So it is very difficult. But I think we can fight for the Champions League.”
Furthermore, Sarri also weighed in his opinion on Saturday’s draw, claiming that he is indeed disappointed with Chelsea’s performance, given that Liverpool scored their equalizing goal in the final two minutes of the game. But, at the end of the day, a draw was the right result, claims Sarri.
“I am disappointed because they scored in the last two minutes but in the end I am really very happy, first of all with the performance and I think also that the draw may be the right result. The match was wonderful.”