'Angry' Sarri is happy to risk berating players over tepid display

Will Unai Emery start Mesut Ozil this weekend

Will Unai Emery start Mesut Ozil this weekend

One man who is eyeing a big performance is Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard, who on Tuesday admitted he had frustrated many managers at west London - and will continue to do so. "We played against a team more determined than we were and I can't accept that", said Sarri, who chose to speak through a translator in his native Italian to clearly explain the scale of his frustration.

However, the 31-year-old Brazil global defender said the players were all behind Sarri.

"We had a similar issue in the league game at Tottenham", Sarri continued.

"I said the players are hard to motivate, but by the same token there are players who are sensible, who will listen and won't take it the wrong way".

"I'm very aware of the fact this is never going to be a team well known for its battling and fighting qualities", he added.

Luiz is also adamant that there is no loss of faith from the Chelsea players in the type of football that Sarri is trying to implement.

'That was also what the coach said and I like that'.

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Kepa Arrizabalaga then produced a brilliant save to deny Koscielny from point-blank range, but it counted for little as from the resulting corner Arsenal took a deserved lead. "It is our style, it is our philosophy, I think if you asked at the beginning of the season can Chelsea keep the ball you would have said no".

"We need to become a team that is capable of adapting, so a team that can perhaps suffer for 10 to 15 minutes in the game but then play our own football", Sarri said.

"I believe in it, I trust in it, so I just know we have to improve, like every team in the world".

His new team-mates have had the last three days to digest Sarri's criticism of them in the wake of Sunday's defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates.

"I think it's nice between us; it's not a bad rivalry, we're friends".

"I am pretty consistent in my approach in that I like there to be a good atmosphere".

Sarri has regularly criticised his players' determination and motivation this season, but went a step further in analysing their flaws.

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