Azpilicueta hopeful of Chelsea title challenge

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: Chelsea player Cesar Azpilicueta in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea FC at St. James Park on August 26, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Chelsea vice-captain Cesar Azpilicueta reckons there is more to come from them following their 4-0 victory over Burnley on Sunday

Under new coach Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea remains unbeaten in the Premier League after 10 games and currently sit second in the standings on 24 points.

But Azpilicueta reckons that the Blues are yet to reach their best under Sarri in what will hopefully be a title challenging year.

“I hope, I hope,” said Azpilicueta on a title challenge on Goal.

“After the draw against Manchester United we needed to get back to winning ways. We know if we want to be top, we can’t miss out on a lot of points. We played in a difficult place, Burnley put a lot of pressure on us.

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“They know very well how they play but, apart from the first 10 minutes, we controlled it very well. We scored four goals and had other chances as well.

“We try to play the same style everywhere, home and away. Maybe away from home teams press us more and we can get out of the pressure.

“At home, some of the teams just sit back. It’s up to us to find the solution in every situation against every opponent because every team is different.”

Eden Hazard will be unavailable for Chelsea’s Carabao Cup tie with Derby County on Wednesday.


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