Sarri warns Chelsea players ahead of Watford clash

Sarri warns Chelsea players ahead of Watford clash

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Chelsea are struggling to cope with Liverpool, Man City and Tottenham as the last disappointing defeat at Stamford Bridge against Leicester City sees Blues five points behind 3rd place.

However, manager Maurizio Sarri believes his side has been ‘very good for 55 minutes, and then after the goal was in trouble’.

The Italian, speaking ahead of Wednesday’s clash against Watford at Vicarage Road, told Chelsea’s official website: “I started to think to the next match within an hour,

I am not able to do anything else when we have lost a match like this”.

When asked if a sport psychologists could be appointed at Chelsea to help the squad in their development, Sarri added: “I had one 15 years ago. In Italy it was really very difficult because the clubs were not ready in that moment. I don’t know here. We can talk about this, why not”?

Sarri believes a 25-man-squad is ‘the best number’ to face the four competitions in which Blues are involved at this stage (Premier League, Carabao Cup, FA Cup, Europa League).

“I think at the moment we have too many players” he said.

“We have 28 players and it is impossible to use all of them. I think 25 is the right number. We have a lot of offensive midfielders and we have only Kante as a defensive midfielder. It is not easy to have the right balance in our midfield”.

Chelsea will take on Crystal Palace on Sunday following the game against Watford, then a home game against Southampton on January 2nd.