Hazard Confirms Chelsea Stay, Ends Real Madrid Links

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But the 25-year-old Spain global, who was left out of the country's World Cup squad, was on target in Chelsea's 3-2 win over London rivals Arsenal in Premier League action on Saturday.

Having beaten Huddersfield Town in their season-opener, the Blues prevailed 3-2 at Stamford Bridge to make it back-to-back top-flight victories at the start of Sarri's tenure.

Asked if he sees Chelsea as potential title challengers, Sarri said candidly: "Not in this moment".

"So I am very happy, also because I think that Kovacic can improve a lot here".

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Sarri admitted his side suffered a "horrible" 15 minutes which could have cost them dear.

'We're improving as a team altogether and the same applies to everyone - you have to show the manager that you're good enough to play. 15 minutes from maybe the 30th-minute was frightful. "In the first 25 minutes, we did really very well". Otherwise it might be a problem.

Sarri admitted his side's defensive display as they surrendered a 2-0 lead was "horrible", as the Italian offered up this honest assessment of a insane game. I enjoyed the match for 75 minutes, not in the other 15.

"But we need to continue and press and press and press in the other half. We started to work all together two weeks ago, so my target now is to play 90 minutes like the first 25".

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After the World Cup, Hazard had hinted that he would be interested in a move away, and was regularly linked with a £100-200m move to Real Madrid.

Morata only scored one top-flight goal after the turn of the year as speculation over his Chelsea future intensified amid links with Serie A and LaLiga.

"I think in this way of football, in my way of football, if you lose the distances [to press] you are in trouble".

Yet the Gunners were left to rue wasting a host of other glorious chances before Eden Hazard came off the bench to swing an enthralling encounter Chelsea's way by providing the cross for Marco Alonso's victor.

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