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Chelsea’s Sarri ‘not happy’ after scoreless draw at West Ham

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Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium in London, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Maurizio Sarri is frustrated after his Chelsea side couldn’t find a way past West Ham United on Sunday.

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It was the Blues first setback of the season, Sarri’s men failing to meet Liverpool’s 6-0 start to the season.

The scoreless draw saw Sarri try a few things, including the second half introduction of Alvaro Morata for Olivier Giroud. Morata proved more of a threat but his luckless run continued in London.

“Giroud is very important to be a point of reference for mates, but in that moment they were handling this kind of pass. So I preferred Morata, a player with movement off the ball.

“Save maybe the last 20-25 minutes of the first half, (West Ham) are really a very good team. Now that they have won away at Everton, there’s confidence.”


Sarri said he was “not happy” with the result, which came after Chelsea had a similar performance but managed a 1-0 win at PAOK in the Europa League.

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