Chelsea press conference live: Maurizio Sarri on Cardiff win, Eden Hazard and Kovacic injury

Worried about Kovacic?
No I spoke to him and it was nothing serious.

I think he can do it, he can do it. I told him in the last two days because Eden only arrived two days ago after the international teams I prefer to give the players one day off. I have spoke to him in the last two days, I told him for me he can score 40 goals. But spend less energy away from the goal and play in the last 25 metres.

Five wins from five
I am very happy because I thought the beginning would be very difficult. I am very happy because I have good players, not just one, I am lucky. I am very happy to be here and to be in this game.

Where is Hazard spending too energy?
No (not defending), when we have the ball in our half and he touches the ball five or six times, it shows he spends a lot of energies, and can have more enegy in the last 25 metres. He can score 30 or 35 goals.

I think Olivier has played very well without scoring, but very well.

Maybe. I thought he was one of the best players in Europe, but now I change my mind that he is the best. I think Hazard can improve more. I think that he can spend less energy than now at 50 or 60 metres to the oppositions goal.

Where are the improvements going to be?
I think in this moment we are very dangerous in the offensive phase but not so solid in the defensive phase. We need to improve, but we are able to and can do very quickly.

Top of the league
I cannot change my mind for one match. At this moment Liverpool and Manchester City are another step than us. But I think we can improve. My target is to be the best team in England, but not in one month. Maybe one season, maybe a little more. But our target it this. But at the moment, I repeat, for me in my opinion Liverpool and City are better than us.

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