After suffering a huge blow in their top four bid following the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Everton, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri admitted that he is worried of missing out on a Champions League spot if they do not rectify their problem.
Chelsea suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Everton courtesy of goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson who atoned for his penalty miss to score from the rebound. The win means that Everton have now beaten a top-six opponent in the Premier League for the first time since Ronald Koeman’s side thumped Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City 4-0 in January 2017.
Speaking in a press conference after the Everton defeat, Sarri told the Guardian that he is worried about the top four if they don’t rectify their problem, “If you are speaking about the second half you are right, if you are speaking about the first half we can do everything. If we play 90 minutes for eight matches like the first half then we can do everything.
“I am worried about our mentality but today we played the best 45 minutes of the season I think without conceding a shot to the opponents. Of course, if we play like the second half in the last eight matches then we are in trouble to arrive in the top four. Today was really very important for us, so now we have less opportunities. But we have to fight to defend our opportunities.”