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Maurizio Sarri wants Chelsea players to improve their positioning during matches

Maurizio Sarri wants Chelsea players to improve their positioning during matches

- Maurizio Sarri has revealed the area Chelsea still need to improve going forward

- Despite first four win this season Chelsea have be found wanting in counter-attack situation

- The 59-year-old tactician is hoping to check this ahead of Cardiff City clash on September 15

Chelsea Italian manager Maurizio Sarri has hinted that West London side still need to improve despite their decent run in the new Premier League campaign.

According to a UK Metro report, the 59-year-old Italian tactician insists the Blues need to improve their positioning, after being exposed most times during counter-attack.

“I think we need to be careful with the positioning of the players behind the line of the ball when we are in the offensive phase,” he said.

Maurizio Sarri wants Chelsea players to improve their positioning during matches

Maurizio Sarri wants Chelsea players to improve their positioning during matches. Photo credit: Getty Images
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"Sometimes on Saturday we had the right full-back at the cross and other one in the box, so it is a little bit dangerous.

“David Luiz and Rudiger were in the right position when the opposition attacked the spaces [in counter-attack], not always the full-backs, not always the midfielders, centre-left and centre-right.

“We can improve on this. If we are able to improve the positioning behind the line of the ball, we can have in this kind of match more continuity, without counter-attacks of the opponent.

“Maybe with more continuity, we could score earlier.”

Interestingly, Chelsea ended last campaign under ex-boss Antonio Conte 30 points adrift of champions Manchester City last season.

Even with the Blues decent run in the 2018/19 campaign, Sarri believes it will be a herculean task to make up the difference in the current campaign.

“I’m very happy with 12 points in four matches. But I always think we can do more. We can improve,” Sarri said, even as he was quick to reveal how he intends executing the season.

“I think now for us it’s better to think of the next match. Because the gap at the beginning was 30 points. I think it’s very difficult to cover this gap in only one season,” the former Napoli manager submitted.

Maurizio Sarri wants Chelsea players to improve their positioning during matches

Maurizio Sarri issuing instructions from the sidelines during a match. Photo credit: Getty Images
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Chelsea are expected to play host to Cardiff City on September 15 in an English Premier League when hostilities resumes after the first international break of the season.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Chelsea on Saturday, September 1, maintained their perfect start of the new season by beating visiting Bournemouth 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

But the Blues had to wait till the 72nd minutes before substitute Pedro Rodriguez scored the first goal for Maurizio Sarri's men.

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata lost many scoring chances in the first half as the Blues would have sealed the victory in the first 45 minutes.

However Chelsea scored their second and winning goal in the 85th minute through Eden Hazard who was assisted by left back Marcos Alonso.

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