Tottenham Can't Bank On Top Three Finish Now - Chelsea Legend

Tottenham Can't Bank On Top Three Finish Now - Chelsea Legend

But Sarri expects the 27-year-old to improve as the team learn "our way of football".

"I think we played very well for 60 minutes", Sarri said. Now the situation is closed. While it is certainly unfortunate the Blues left Wembley without a trophy, this game saw Chelsea play its best overall match in recent memory.

'I remained calm because I know what fans are like... they have the right to complain.

Under Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, managers have been sacked for much less at Chelsea and failure to guide the team to Europe's top tier could very seal the fate for Sarri.

'Kepa is a man.

"The reaction today was really very good. Both lost two points", Hazard told Chelsea TV.

"With Spurs managing only one point in the last nine, they certainly can not be confident of that third spot anymore".

"Top four is a hard war, because we're not only four teams, we're six teams".

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But when that doesn't happen it's important you don't concede and come away with nothing. It's not the moment where we say, 'Come on now, throw everything in that direction'.

Alexis Sanchez started the last league game at home with struggling Southampton before he was substituted after suffering a knock under the challenge from Saints defender Jan Bednarek.

Kepa's return nearly started in embarrassing fashion when he made a complete hash of catching Kevin McDonald's cross in a swirling wind, the ball slipping through his grasp as he was challenged by Ryan Babel.

Chelsea are in the driving seat to finish in the top four following back-to-back victories over Tottenham and Fulham.

Chelsea players have shown signs that they are adapting to Sarri with back-to-back wins in London derbies in the last week, and Mourinho says supporters should stick by him as his philosophy takes hold at the club.

With Chelsea 1-0 up, the Spaniard made a brilliant, acrobatic save to keep out Aleksandar Mitrovic and also repelled efforts from Tom Cairney and Joe Bryan as his side recorded a second straight win with goals by Gonzalo Higuain and Jorginho.

Chelsea took its fans to hell and back throughout February.

He added: "You go from the best league in the world to the Championship, so there will be some restructuring, but that's probably a conversation to have at the end of the season".

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