Chelsea’s coach, Maurizio Sarri says he’s still unsure whether the London outfit can call themselves title challengers just yet.
Chelsea came away with all three points against Crystal Palace, thanks to a brace from Alvaro Morata and a goal from Pedro.
This put the Blues in second place behind Manchester City as they are yet unbeaten in the league
Sarri, however, wants the team to remains grounded
“I don’t know, I don’t know,” Sarri said at his post-match news conference.
“At the beginning, we knew very well that there was a gap. There was a gap last season, 30 points. So I think that, at the moment, we need only to think… to try to recover the large part of this gap.
“I hope to recover almost all the gap, but I don’t know. I think it’s very difficult to cover 30 points in six months, but we are trying.”
The result also means that Sarri is the first manager since Nottingham Forest’s Frank Clark 24 years ago to remain unbeaten after his first 11 games.
“I am really very proud, but I am very proud to be the coach of this team,” Sarri said. “The record is not one of the coach, but of the team.
“I was lucky. I have very good players, and my players, in the last two months, were able to win also without a great level of organisation from the tactical point of view. I was lucky, I think.”