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Sport Maurizio Sarri rules Chelsea out of the Premier League title race

18:51  14 september  2018
18:51  14 september  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Makelele backs Sarri to make history at Chelsea

  Makelele backs Sarri to make history at Chelsea Claude Makelele – a two-time Premier League winner with Chelsea – is expecting big things from head coach Maurizio Sarri.Former Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele believes it will be difficult for Maurizio Sarri to win the Premier League in his first season, though he has backed the Italian to make history at Stamford Bridge.

Maurizio Sarri had rules Chelsea out of the Premier League title race, saying that they are not yet at the same level as either Liverpool or Manchester City.

As reported by Ian Baker of The Telegraph, Sarri thinks that his side are not yet ready to compete for the league title, despite winning their opening four games of the season.

He said:

“At the moment, I can answer Manchester City or Liverpool [are the contenders]. We need another step, I think, to be at the same level.”

Maurizio Sarri in a blue shirt: Alex Livesey/Getty Images Sport © Alex Livesey/Getty Images Sport Alex Livesey/Getty Images Sport

Sarri went on to say whilst he is certainly hoping to be proven wrong, he thinks the likelihood of his side closing the gap on City is highly unlikely and that his aim is simply to improve his side, rather than chase the title.

Makelele backs Sarri to make history at Chelsea

  Makelele backs Sarri to make history at Chelsea The midfielder, who won two Premier League titles, has backed the Blues manager to achieve great things at the clubFormer Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele believes it will be difficult for Maurizio Sarri to win the Premier League in his first season, though he has backed the Italian to make history at Stamford Bridge.

“I think that this season is too soon for Chelsea, but I hope not. It’s very difficult to close a gap of 30 points at the beginning of the season. To close that gap in only one season is very difficult. But I think also we need to improve, and we can improve.”

Chelsea have a great chance to record a fifth straight win when they hose Cardiff City this weekend but even if they do have 15 points from the first five games, it looks like Sarri will not be totally convinced of his side’s title chances.

Newcastle United v Chelsea FC - Premier League © Alex Livesey/Getty Images Sport Newcastle United v Chelsea FC - Premier League

Sarri backs 'clever and intelligent' Bournemouth boss Howe to go far .
The Englishman may be able to use the new Chelsea boss's advice against him when they meet in the Premier League for the first timeWhen Eddie Howe strides out to take his place in the away dugout at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will need no introduction to his Bournemouth counterpart.

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