Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri believes Marcos Alonso can improve defensively

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Aston Villa are interested in taking Tammy Abraham on loan at least until January, and the striker is considering his options.

Chelsea under new coach, Sarri Maurizio have had 3 straight wins with 9 points already to their name. "I think it's up to him".

Sarri added: "It's not easy to play here, because here there are 25 very good players. It's up to him".

Chelsea host Bournemouth with two different streaks on the line.

Midfielder Cesc Fabregas will also miss the game at Stamford Bridge, with Sarri confirming he is still unable to train fully because of a knee problem. Cesc is still out. We hope that next week he will be able to work on the pitch.

Junior Stanislas is thought to be the only Bournemouth player out after needing an operation on a serious knee injury, which he sustained against Watford in April.

"But the pain is still there so for him it is impossible to run on the pitch, only possible to run in water".

A possession-based, attacking style and a warmer personality have endeared the former Napoli coach to his players and the Stamford Bridge faithful alike.

"I think that he will be important for sure". He has great qualities from a physical point of view, and technical point of view. It began some five years ago when Howe, then managing in the Championship, approached Sarri, at the time in charge at Empoli, asking if he might shadow him for a while. Starting in September, we will play every three days, so Loftus will be very important and useful for us.

"Bournemouth are very risky opponents for us".

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "We know how hard the game's going to be but we're very keen to keep the momentum from what has been a really positive beginning".

In an interview in April 2017, Cherries boss Eddie Howe said: "Hopefully, we can turn Ryan into the Hazard of the future".

"So we changed the position and in the new position I think he needs to improve".

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