Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri dismissed the notion that his team could be a challenger to the Premier League title this season. Sarri assessed that there was a noticeable difference in quality between his team and Manchester City so he considered this season would not be the season for the Blues.
Since the beginning of last season, Chelsea have been championed to become EPL championship candidates this season. They only lost once from the total of 15 matches they played in the Premier League, so many considered there was a good chance for the West London team to win.
Status as a champion candidate was increasingly justified in the match this morning. Facing the defending champions and standings leaders, Manchester City, the Blues won 2-0.
Despite winning against City, Sarri considered Chelsea still not ready to become champions. “I think it’s very impossible to cut the distance with other teams in just one season,” Sarri said to the official Chelsea page.
Sarri stressed that Chelsea’s quality is still not at the level of Manchester City, so he considered his team’s victory over City also influenced by luck.
“You might be able to play well in one match, but to consistently play like that for 10 months is very difficult.”
“I think they [Manchester City] are still the best team in Europe. We did win today, but I can say we were lucky because in the first 25 minutes they were very likely to score goals.”