Moses Receives Chelsea 'Exit Finger' From Sarri

Moses Receives Chelsea 'Exit Finger' From Sarri

Moses Receives Chelsea 'Exit Finger' From Sarri

Didier Drogba was the last Blues player to win the individual accolade back in the 2009/10 season, as he netted 29 league goals.

Eden Hazard sustained a back injury in the Blues' EPL game against Manchester United, and he has missed three games since then.

James McArthur played a neat pass through to Townsend, who raced into the space vacated after David Luiz lost concentration and was pulled toward the ball, and the Palace winger rammed an emphatic shot into the bottom corner.

Maurizio Sarri has equalled the record for the longest managerial unbeaten streak at the start of a Premier League career courtesy of Chelsea's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

"I said to him "Don't forget, there's always a place for you here; if you are moving on we'd love to have you back, but I'm now expecting you to go to Russian Federation to do extremely well for England and I'm expecting Chelsea to welcome you back with open arms".

However, Sarri did admit there could be more opportunities for squad rotation as the Premier League enters its busy Christmas period.

Sarri will be looking to maintain his unbeaten start when Crystal Palace visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Chelsea manager Sarri has confirmed Hazard will feature in the game against Palace on Sunday but will only manage 40 or 45 minutes, meaning the Belgian is likely to be a second-half substitute. He plays with more continuity from the team.

"Such has been Chelsea's form this season, they were expected to make light work of a Crystal Palace side who had won just twice in their opening 10 fixtures".

Suddenly Palace began to look a lot more risky as they went in search of the lead, although Chelsea should have regained their advantage shortly after the hour mark when Luiz found himself unmarked from Willian's free kick, only to see his header well saved by Hennessey. He improved also from a tactical and technical point of view. Eden Hazard is likely to return to the side, whilst Wilfred Zaha should be back for the Eagles after knocking his shoulder against Arsenal. He scored three goals and provided two assists for his teammates.

69- Goal! Game over!

However, Sarri has switched back to an unorthodox four-man defence to leave Alonso with less cover at the back and the former Bolton star has been forced to adopt more defensive responsibility this term.

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