But after the match, Sarri was forced to concede that Chelsea could live to regret not making the most of their 76 percent possession and 22 attempts at goal.
Their next assignment in the league is against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday yet apart from a top-four finish, Maurizio Sarri's side could yet secure Champions League football next season by winning the Europa League. "We missed a very great opportunity today but we have nine opportunities".
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"After the game [against Wolves], we are a bit sad because we could maybe do a bit better", Hazard added.
"So they stayed in the last 25 metres [of the pitch] and defended really well, without playing", Sarri said.
"The beginning of the season was, 'Oh, my God, Chelsea is learning very quickly the philosophy of the manager, it's wonderful.' Then after a few months, 'Oh, Chelsea didn't learn anything yet, Sarri-ball is not good enough'".
"Then, for the last 20 minutes, Jorginho is not suitable for a 4-2-3-1, so (taking him off) was a outcome of changing system, not the performance". For the first time we were playing against a team who didn't want to play. When I made a decision to play 4-2-3-1 Jorginho was not suitable. We need to move the ball faster. They didn't counter-attack in the last 20 minutes. We can't keep taking five or six touches.