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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri satisfied with West Ham United draw

Sarri satisfied with West Ham draw
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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says that he is satisfied with his side's goalless draw against West Ham United, despite seeing their perfect start to the season ended.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has insisted that he is satisfied with his side's goalless draw against West Ham United, despite seeing their perfect start to the season come to an end at the London Stadium.

The Blues dropped their first points of the campaign against their London rivals, with West Ham claiming their first home point and first clean sheet of the season.

The Hammers had lost their opening four games of the season prior to last weekend's win over Everton, but Sarri believes that they are a better team than their league position suggests.

"I knew West Ham were a very good team and I don't know why they lost their first four matches. They are really a very good team and they are now playing with confidence after they won at Everton last week," he told reporters.

"I think we have played well in the second half, but it's impossible to win every match and a point is OK today. We need to move the ball quicker and we need more movement without the ball.

"We are improving in the defensive phase, but we have to improve in the offensive phase, especially in this kind of match."

The draw leaves Chelsea third in the Premier League table, two points behind Liverpool.


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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri celebrates after watching his side beat Huddersfield Town on August 11, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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