Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata stars with two-goal performance vs. Crystal Palace

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata stars with two-goal performance vs. Crystal Palace

Tomkins played the ball out from the back and Townsend laid it off to James McArthur before sprinting past David Luiz to collect the Scottish midfielder's return pass and shoot beyond keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Derby manager Frank Lampard was pleased to receive a warm welcome from the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge.

"I think we need to improve and we need to improve with these players because they can improve".

Sarri has been warning for weeks that Chelsea's defensive frailties will prevent them from keeping pace with City and he was proven right here, as Palace's speed and skill caused them fits on the counter-attack.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are enduring a tough second season under Roy Hodgson and are now 14th in the Premier League, winless in their last five.

He added: "They have to improve, but the characteristics are a little bit different".

Unsurprisingly, with Chelsea chasing a goal, Maurizio Sarri introduced Eden Hazard.

Sarri's men have won all five of their cup games in the Europa League and the League Cup to barely put a foot wrong under the former Napoli manager.

"I have to look also to the minutes in the national teams".

"It is my work, I think".

"If you look at December and January, you need to change also in the Premier League because we will play every three days in the Premier League". He made an enormous impression, played extremely well and was a decisive figure towards the end of the season when we started to really climb up the league.

Latest info reaching out of Queensland indicates further that Sarri has already held clear-the-air talks with Moses and told the star he is not in plans for the team, hence his absence on Wednesday. In the last season it was only four points.

"We have to think only about the game points". The Eagles have not been impressive since the start of October, the midweek League Cup loss to Middlesbrough their fifth game without a win in all competitions, yet still find themselves up in 14th at the start of the weekend thanks to the travails of Southampton, Newcastle, Huddersfield et al.

Subs not used: Caballero, Loftus-Cheek, Zappacosta, Cahill.

However, additional information reveals that his former coach at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho, who is now in charge at Manchester United, is on the hunt for Moses.

'So he's becoming a very, very important player for us.

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