Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Crystal Palace

Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Crystal Palace

Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Crystal Palace

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has warned Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses that they must improve if they are to find a way into his system.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is delighted for Ruben Loftus-Cheek over his impact with Chelsea this season.

"I think the situation is that Drinkwater for me is not suitable for a midfield with two other midfielders", Sarri said.

Drinkwater hasn't featured since coming off the bench in the Community Shield against Manchester City as his struggles since a £35 million move from Leicester City under Antonio Conte have continued this season.

Although they probably didn't deserve it, Chelsea somehow remained unbeaten as they squeaked past Derby County in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

'I spoke with the doctor yesterday and he said he is doing better but he's not ready to play for 90 minutes, ' Sarri told Sky Sports.

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"I have to look also to the minutes in the national teams". You have to look at the League Cup, Europa League and the national team.

Speaking about Conte's potential move to Madrid on the latest episode of the Transfer Window Podcast, McGarry said: "I don't think it think it complicates Hazard's plans. So we need to change in the Premier League". We are trying. I don't know how many points we can cover in the near future but first of all we try to cover the gap and then we can try to think something different.

"I think that we have worked very well. Because the players were able to win without a very good level of tactical organisation".

Sarri is surprised at his team's lofty position in the table having predicted they would encounter "problems" in the first half of the campaign, and remains adamant that they are some way short of achieving the defensive solidity that underpins truly elite sides.

Maurizio Sarri's side now sit third in the table - two points adrift of joint leaders Manchester City and Liverpool - following last weekend's win at Burnley so Chelsea will be desperate to maintain the pressure with another victory in west London on Sunday.

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