Defeats such as the 4-0 to Bournemouth late last month also suggests that they have an terrible long way to go, still, and the Italian coach was quick to point that out in the aftermath.
Strikers were conspicuous by their absence that day, with Hazard deployed as Chelsea's "false nine".
Manchester City boss Guardiola stated his ambitions after his side beat Everton on Wednesday to reclaim top spot and many have seen this as last season's champions taking a significant step forward in their bid to retain the trophy.
By contrast, United were 11 points adrift of the top four when Jose Mourinho was sacked as their manager in December. They then return to league action, travelling to Old Trafford to face Manchester United next Sunday. That being said, this is going to be a tough game for Bournemouth as they are playing an exceptional team away from home.
No player has made more passes in the Premier League this season than Jorginho (who has 2,219), but Sarri is aware his side will find it hard to keep the ball at the Etihad Stadium.
"When you retire and you don't have that pressure any more then you can go a bit doolally because you nearly feel you have no objective in life any more".
Chelsea's worst performances this season have generally coincided with opponents successfully nullifying Jorginho, usually by detailing a player to man-mark him and limiting his influence from the base of midfield. We started well, hung in there, but the first goal was the key moment. Ole helps every player play at their best, Ole is himself.
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We can't wait to see the two play together, although who knows when Fultz will actually be cleared to do so. However long that takes, Weltman said , the Magic are committed to helping Fultz along his road to recovery.
"When some people were critical of the atmosphere against Leicester I was grateful that they filled the ground on a night when the weather wasn't the best and stayed with the team until the very end". Returning to former club Watford, Silva was unable to get his team back to winning ways, losing to an Andre Gray goal. We will try. We have to prepare well.
"The players have some fantastic qualities".
"Still you can win a game or draw it for different reasons, but we don't want to come through somehow in a game". We're on a great run but I think the players are feeling the same.
"There were a lot of things we had to improve".
"They were able to press us in our half [at Stamford Bridge]", Sarri said.
"It was always clear there would be games where you really have to keep your nerve, everybody: in the stand and on the pitch", he said. Then he said, after a couple of hours sleep, "I feel good, I can play".
"We need to be very fast when we're recovering the ball. I'm really happy for them". The defence allow him plenty of space, and he curls a shot that he wants to find the top corner, but wafts over instead.