Sarri identifies exactly where Chelsea need to improve after win over Arsenal

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What match tactics will decide Chelsea vs Arsenal? Credit Thomas Broom

They improve and are continuing.

Spain global Marcos Alonso scored the victor from close range with 10 minutes to go after Eden Hazard and Mateo Kovacic had a big impact from the bench. The reaction we showed after they went 2-0 ahead and we started the second half well, but then we didn't take our chances.

Former Spurs striker Lineker delivered his thoughts on a insane game between the two London sides at Stamford Bridge.

"I want better balance between the attacking and defensive moments".

'We have players who can do something magic. "Goal, no goal, we need to continue working", he said. "I am happy without the result".

Maurizio Sarri praised his players after their 3-2 victory over Arsenal but admitted their defensive shortcomings had been exposed. We have to stay very compact and need to press on the other half. Three points is an important target for us, we did very well for 75 minutes but, inside that, 15 minutes were awful.

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"The half-time is good for us and the second half is we need to continue this control, but I think the second half we don't push and keep possession like we did in the first half, and in our moments, our chances, we didn't do, and they did". So we were in trouble. Otherwise it might be a problem.

"It's clear. He is a great player, but I think that in this moment he is not able to play for 90 minutes, so I think that it was better for 25, 30 minutes when the intensity of the match is going down".

The Blues have won both their first two Premier League games under Sarri but the head coach believes failing to press in their opponents' half of the pitch often leads to them looking vulnerable at the back.

'In the second half we did very well also mentally.

"It was very, very hard because we lost the distances between the players and we were unable to cover the lost balls and press like a team, so we were really in trouble".

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