Published: Mon, September 24, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Chelsea were too slow against West Ham - David Luiz

Chelsea were too slow against West Ham - David Luiz

"I see Declan working every day and I know the way he does it", Pellegrini told reporters after the game. "We didn't play a fantastic game, we didn't create a lot". Willian was at least a threat, however, using the ball well on the right flank and coming inside to good effect, creating six chances for his team-mates.

Liverpool players will be confident of picking up two wins against Chelsea this coming week given the form they are in as well as wanting to maintain their ideal start to the season, winning seven from seven in all competitions.

"Maybe I will need to rest many players, but I don't know at the moment. Hazard in the last 25 minutes did very well, more on the right than the left, but it was very hard for the striker and the two wingers".

Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri, has said that Chelsea will need as much as a year to be on the same level with Liverpool.

The Brazilian defender admitted the Blues' performance on Sunday was lacking the dynamism that saw them begin their Premier League campaign with a five-match winning streak.

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"I always want to take this frustration to transform it into a positive thing for the next game", Giroud said at the London Stadium.

Michail Antonio, leading the line for the home side in the absence of injured Marko Arnautovic, had the best two opportunities of the first half.

Up next for the Blues is a double-header against Premier League leaders Liverpool, first in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday before a league fixture next Saturday.

"It's important for me to showcase my talent, obviously past year I played in defence and now in midfield, I'm just cherishing it".

In spite of his miss on Sunday, Yarmolenko has impressed for West Ham since joining the club in the summer.

Pedro was Chelsea's only significant absentee, thanks to the shoulder injury he picked up in the final seconds of the midweek win over PAOK, but he was missed. But there is nothing better than to play the team at the top of the league. It will be a good test.

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