Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri doesn’t blame Europa League clash in Greece, where the Blues had to stay even one day more for a travel disruption, for his team draw at West Ham today:
“It’s very difficult to play in the Europa League, but more difficult in March and April, not now.
“I said only that I don’t know why, in England, after an away match in the Europa League [we do not] play in the Premier League on the Monday night.
“In Italy, it’s possible. Here I have to play 64 hours after a Europa League match. In this period, it’s not a big problem. In April, maybe.
“I knew that West Ham are a very good team. I don’t know why they lost their first four matches in the league, but they are really a very good team. Maybe now [they are] in confidence after they won away against Everton.
“Maybe we could have done better in the last 25 minutes of the first half. Then, I think that we have played very well… well in the second half, generally, but very well in the last 25 minutes.
“It’s impossible to win every match. So it’s okay, one point, for today.”