Chelsea boss Sarri: Premier League must do better

Declan Rice

Declan Rice"To play against Chelsea would be special

Maurizio Sarri admits he will have to rest stars such as Eden Hazard even more often as the Europa League goes on.

Hazard told Sarri after returning from the September worldwide break with Belgium and his hat-trick in the 4-1 win over Cardiff that he was exhausted.

Sarri admits the onus is on Chelsea and other Premier League clubs to prompt the change. They'll be hoping to increase their impressive early season tally against their London rivals. If there is a silver lining to be seen, it's that the win came last week, meaning that they may be in the middle of a reversal of fortune.

"This current Arsenal side, as good as they are on the eye, will always give you a chance and I expect Everton to find the back of the net at the Emirates, but Bruce Rioch was in charge of the Gunners (January 1996) the last time they lost at home to Everton".

The 59-year-old now agrees with Manchester United manager and predecessor Antonio Conte on domestic fixtures which surround European games.

Chelsea will once again be the favorites this week, based both on recent form and on the talent included within the squad.

West Ham has struggled out of the gate, winning just one of five matches. Live streaming is available on NBC Sports live, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through the NBC Sports app.

Twice he attempted to break West Ham's offside trap by darting onto long, floated passes over their defence; the first occasion was halted by a raised flag, the second resulted in a tackle from the recovering Fabian Balbuena. That game ended 1-0 in favor of the Blues.

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