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Sarri reacts to setting record, Chelsea’s scoreless draw

Britain Soccer Premier League

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri gives instructions to his players during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)


Maurizio Sarri is the first manager to start life in the Premier League with a 12-match unbeaten run, but that’s only bringing a little comfort to the Chelsea boss following a scoreless draw with Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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The Blues are set to finish the day below Liverpool and Manchester City, and Sarri credits that to a slow start (although the first half was much more about baiting or being baited by Everton in a series of hard fouls).

“I think we have to sort out the problem of the approach of the match because in the last two or three matches we haven’t been approaching the games right,” Sarri said.

As for the streak, Sarri credits what was provided to him by Chelsea when he arrived at the Bridge.

“I am very proud of my record, but I have to say thank you to the club because they gave me a strong squad and I have to say thank you to the players and the staff. I am happy with everything but I would have preferred the three points.”

Chelsea goes to Tottenham after the international break and has a big visit from Manchester City on Dec. 8. That doesn’t leave much time to get the Blues sorted to fire at will.

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