Sarri: Chelsea aren't Premier League title contenders yet

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Sarri: Chelsea aren't Premier League title contenders yet

Cardiff have yet to win in the Premier League after gaining automatic promotion last season and Neil Warnock's side have found it hard upon their arrival, earning just two points from their first four games.

Liverpool and Watford are the two other clubs with ideal winning records.

Speaking to Chelsea's official website, the 30-year-old has admitted that he's always been one to plan ahead and says he'd love to spend another five years in London.

"We need another step I think to be at the same level". If they could get good players playing in the Premier League, that would benefit their development. Only because after the first season the players understood the difficulty of this kind of match. I don't know if he'll be able to play tomorrow.

Mentally the match after the break is very hard; materially because we will play against a very physical team.

"He [Sarri] still has good players, [Eden] Hazard is there, [N'Golo] Kante is there".

He has also opened the door for former captain John Terry to return to Stamford Bridge as part of his coaching staff.

The veteran manager spoke to Chelsea in the summer and asked to be kept in contact over Abraham, but the England striker moved to Aston Villa on loan last month for the rest of the season.

He told BetVictor: "Maurizio Sarri is certainly changing the way Chelsea approach their football and his refreshing attacking attitude is already making him a fans' favourite at the Bridge".

"It's up to him".

'We've earned the right to play against teams like Chelsea.

We are still very much in the dark, but Sarri has suggested that we will know the answer soon. Obviously, in your first season in a new club it's always hard and I wasn't expecting him to leave, but AC Milan are getting a great player.

But Sarri does not see his side battling for the title at the end of the season, instead thinking Liverpool and City will be the two teams vying for silverware.

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