Eden Hazard's comments after Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal will raise eyebrows

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists his side can not be considered as Premier League title contenders just yet, despite Saturday's thrilling win over Arsenal.

Sarri, formerly of Napoli, has won his first two games in charge of the Blues, having dispatched of Huddersfield as well as the Gunners in what proved to be a dramatic 3-2 victory on Saturday evening.

"Everybody knows what I have said after the World Cup".

"We did very well for 75 minutes - 15 minutes at the end of the first half was frightful". "We need to improve and I hope we will be able to play 90 minutes like the first 25 in a few months".

A second consecutive defeat meant Arsenal had lost each of their opening two league games for the first time since the 1992/93 season - something that never happened under Arsene Wenger.

Sarri admitted his side's defensive display as they surrendered a 2-0 lead was "horrible", as the Italian offered up this honest assessment of a insane game. "So today I am just happy for the win".

Despite some sloppy defending in the win against Arsenal, Chelsea looked assured going forward and the players have bought in to ex-banker Sarri's ideas. 15 minutes from maybe the 30th-minute was frightful. We have to stay very compact and need to press on the other half.

The 59-year-old Italian, a heavy smoker unable to satisfy his habit on the touchline due to the smoking ban, was grateful for Eden Hazard setting up Marcos Alonso's 81st-minute victor. I enjoyed the match for 75 minutes, not in the other 15. They have the quality and the speed to give us troubles, but we came back strongly in the second half and it is a very important three points for us. Otherwise it might be a problem.

Hazard started the game against Arsenal from the subs bench following his exertions at this summers World Cup but made an instant impact following his 61st-minute introduction.



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