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Maurizio Sarri speaks out on Chelsea’s shock defeat to Leicester City

Following Chelsea’s shock defeat to Leicester City head coach Maurizio Sarri has admitted that he is concerned about the loss at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues dominated the opening minutes but were unable to find the back of the net despite Eden Hazard striking the bar.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the 1-0 defeat, Sarri said: “The match changed after the goal. We played well for 55 minutes, after the goal the reaction was not the right reaction. We reacted a little shocked and with mental confusion. We had to only keep playing like we did before the goal, there was time to recover. I think that of course in some situations we were unlucky but I think that we could have done something better.”

Asked whether losing to ‘smaller’ teams was a source of concern, Sarri added: “Yes it concerns me, we have to understand the reason for it.

“It was impossible [to win the league] from the beginning of the season,” the Italian said. “As I said at the beginning of the Premier League it is impossible to catch Liverpool and Man City, we have to be careful to stay close to the first four positions.”

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