Chelsea take on Wolves later today with a chance to close the gap on the top four even further.
The Blues are in a good place right now as Manchester United play Arsenal, their two top four rivals while Spurs bottled yet again last night and are there for the taking now. Sarri’s men have two games in hand and should they win both, they will in fact reach third place.
However, they have to fight off Wolves for those three points today, a team to whom they lost earlier. Sarri although believes his team are more cautious now.
“I remember very well that, after the goal at 1-1, we stopped playing,” said Sarri. “We stopped after 50, 55 minutes for 20 minutes at Wolverhampton, and that was enough to lose the game. We were in trouble and stopped completely to play. I need to study that match very well. We need to arrive in this match with the right level of preparation and mentality.”
“If you stop to play, you can lose against any team. If you stop to play against Manchester City, you can lose 6-0. When I speak about us improving our mentality and consistency, I am speaking about these problems.”