Maurizio Sarri explains how Chelsea can beat Manchester City on Sunday

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"People might be nervous but I was nervous at the start of the season so I don't know what nerves has got to do with it", Dalglish said.

The reds have a game in hand over leaders Man City and can go three points clear at the top if they get the win in the Saturday afternoon kick off.

"It's normal. It was kind of predictable", he added.

"If you want to be top of the table and a champion at the end of the season you have to show real passion, real desire, you have to fight".

Manchester United seem to be the best English Premier League team this January as they snap majority of the awards for the month. I know that people are confronted with things like this, the players are too.

"When I played for the club, we were fortunate to win it a few times".

"The only tool we really have to sort [in] our situation is football, passion, a proper fight, being aggressive in the most legal way".

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"It's been 29 years since we won a league title". We are used to that.

Higuain hit the ground running with two goals on his Premier League debut in Chelsea's 5-0 thrashing of Huddersfield, but Sarri has the bigger picture in mind for the Argentine forward ahead of this weekend's trip to champions Manchester City, live on Sky Sports Premier League from 3.30pm on Sunday.

"We will go away for a couple of days so we can really focus on training", he said.

"It always worked out pretty well for me as a manager when I had the opportunity to do it, to be 100 per cent focused, have a couple of meetings".

Chelsea are now occupying the fourth position in the standings but they need to avoid a defeat to ensure their prospects of maintain the final Champions League spot.

Dejan Lovren, however, remains sidelined for the home side, along with fellow defender Joe Gomez. "Timeframe is always pretty hard, but [it's] four to six weeks in terms of return to play".

Elsewhere, Liverpool have been given a number of huge injury boosts as Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum have all trained this week ahead of the Bournemouth fixture.

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