Sarri: Chelsea Not Good Enough For Premier League Title This Season

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'It is still early days of a work in progress though'.

He was injured in a pre-season game against Arsenal two months ago and aggravated the same injury in the Community Shield against Manchester City.

"I think he is ready to play in the Premier League, as I thought Tammy was".

'Yesterday there were some problems with a fever and sore throat for Emerson and Zappacosta, and a little problem after the match with the national team for Loftus-Cheek, with the right tibia.

All of Chelsea's other first-team players have returned back from the worldwide break unscathed, although they will need to be assessed for fatigue by Sarri.

Cape Town - Chelsea defender David Luiz says he is happy to be back in action for the Blues and is enjoying his football again under Maurizio Sarri.

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Despite doubts over his importance heading into the season, Pedro has started on fire.

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock, meanwhile, added: 'The top sides always have a lot of possession so we're going to be under the cosh for a long time, but we've got to find a remedy. Apart from that, the Spanish forward Alvaro Morata is also expected to be left out of the squad due to off form and former Arsenal man Olivier Giroud can replace following his good performance in the global break for his country. CARDIFF:Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Josh Murphy and Aron Gunnarsson will miss the clash against Chelsea due to a knee injury at the Stamford Bridge and Josh Murphy is out due to a hamstring injury.

The game kicks off at 3pm BST (10am ET) on Saturday and it will not be shown on TV in the United Kingdom.

The Toffees creator is yet to take off this season, with just one assist so far.

Conte won the Premier League title and FA Cup in his two years in charge but it was clear that he was looking for a way out. If they could get good players playing in the Premier League, that would benefit their development.

Alvaro Morata is likely to once again get the nod in spearheading the Chelsea attack, despite Olivier Giroud netting a victor for world champions France in their recent worldwide against the Netherlands.

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