BATE Borisov: Maurizio Sarri to hand player 12th consecutive start

BATE Borisov: Maurizio Sarri to hand player 12th consecutive start

Manchester City cruised to victory over a sorry Southampton side to return to the top of the Premier League. Yet Sarri took advice from his medical and sports science staff and has opted to grant the striker a few days working at the training ground, offering Olivier Giroud, who has not scored for Chelsea since a victor against Liverpool on 6 May, an opportunity to feature.

Liverpool have made their best ever start to a Premier League season winning eight games and drawing three to take 27 points from a possible 33.

Sometimes the players need to train on some specific things, to work on physical qualities, instead on other things they don't have to. "That doesn't mean Liverpool can't win the league", he told Sky Sports.

While speaking to reporters, the 29-year-old Spaniard explained that Chelsea can not afford to drop points if they want to go ahead of Manchester City, "It's in our hands".

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While Liverpool were on top of the log after Saturday's games, they have now dropped to the third spot as Manchester City reclaimed the number one position and Chelsea climbed to second spot. "Tomorrow the best for him is he will play 45, 50 minutes".

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Instead, the revelation is that City saw FFP, and its support from Europe's elite clubs, as something they needed to "fight". At the time of the email, France legend Michel Platini was Uefa president.

Chelsea will be without Cesc Fabregas, who is unwell and remained in London, as well as Alvaro Morata who has been rested. The best league in the world has lived up to its reputation, and we have had a thrilling start to the season.

Chelsea's impressive early-season form continued as they beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at the Stanford Bridge to move past Liverpool to the second place on goal difference.

"Now I'm having more chances than past year".

The attacker finally broke a three-year goal drought for the Three Lions in a 3-2 win against Spain, and Carragher hopes Sterling can translate some of his club form over to global play.

A Wesley Hoedt own goal opened the scoring with barely six minutes on the clock, while replays confirmed that if the Dutchman hadn't of stuck a leg out Raheem Sterling would've been flagged for offside anyway.

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