Maurizio Sarri: 'Christian Eriksen over Harry Kane'

Maurizio Sarri: 'Christian Eriksen over Harry Kane'

"In the last three matches, we had problems with our approach", Sarri insisted, quoted by the Mirror.

How United wish they had the same firepower as after a bright start they again faded and Palace held out for just a second point in seven Premier League games.

In the summer of 2017, Sarri's predecessor Antonio Conte revealed that his dream striker signing would be Tottenham star Harry Kane, who has scored 10 goals in 16 club appearances this season and netted England's dramatic later victor against Croatia at Wembley in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday.

He said: 'No, no, no.

As they now prepare to host Chelsea on Saturday, Pochettino said: "I think football is about belief, it's about faith, it's about many things. I only answered a question".

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Even so, Sarri, a personal friend of Guardiola, believes there is still a gap to close before Chelsea can challenge City for the title. The Blues are looking desperate to make an addition in the backline and latest report by Calcio Mercato states sixth-time Premier League Champions have overtaken Barcelona and Manchester City to sign Inter Milan's headstrong defensive star Milan Skriniar.

After this game, follows a Europa League game against PAOK where Chelsea have the luxury of resting the bigger names.

Sarri admits the quality of the competition may be advantageous, but the proximity of the fixtures is a distinct disadvantage, as he cited playing PAOK next Thursday and Fulham in the Premier League next Sunday.

"He is a very smart player, a very technical player". From a physical point of view, no'.

While it is a good achievement for Maurizio Sarri in his first few months as Blues boss, his side are still third. Because in the first 15 minutes of the last three matches, the problem was the opponents were more aggressive, more determined than us.

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Leroy Sane then added a classy third, first feinting to shoot before beating Lukasz Fabianski with a low effort, and he doubled his money with a fourth in second-half injury time.

'We have to be careful. We have to approach the match in a different way, for application and determination.

"It's not a tactical problem".

Chelsea have some undisclosed doubts, with Mateo Kovacic (ankle) expected to be in contention.

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