The west London outfit were coasting at half time on Thursday night with the score at 4-1 and they were practically flying towards the semi-finals of the Europa League.
He said: "This was my 22nd Europa League game and I've won 18".
There was little hint of the tension to come when Chelsea raced into a 3-0 lead within 17 minutes, starting with Pedro chipping goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar after exchanging passes with Cesar Azpilicueta and Olivier Giroud in the fifth.
Petr Sevcik netted twice for the visitors in a span of four minutes early in the second half to put Chelsea under pressure but the London club didn't allow any drama.
Valencia also got past Villarreal in the semifinals of the 2004 UEFA Cup, a competition it went on to win.Читайте также: Robert Mueller's report details how Australia sparked FBI investigation
Sarri confirmed that key man Eden Hazard, taken off against Slavia after suffering an ankle injury, is likely to be fit and that the injury was not serious.
"We started the game very well, we were very efficient. We need a solution, we need to solve this problem". It is a big problem.
As usual in the last two months, we started badly in the second half.
"We had to get qualification and maybe we thought we had at the end of the first half". But not with these opponents, because they have physical qualities I have never seen something like that in the last 20 years.
"It was clear the second half would be hard".
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