Pedro, Hazard keep up Chelsea's winning start

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Maurizio Sarri says his side still have a lot of work to do to be at the level he's looking for but the signs are positive that Chelsea will be right in the mix for the top four after missing out on Champions League qualification last season.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "We know how hard the game's going to be but we're very keen to keep the momentum from what has been a really positive beginning".

And asked if Chelsea can win the title, Sarri said: "I think it is better now to think about the next match". They are doing well in the week and the matches. But I also think he can improve in the defensive phase. We'll see if Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea focus on Europe this season, while Sevilla are specialists in the cup competitions. For example, in the first half we needed to move the ball at a faster speed.

Chelsea returned for the restart with the intention of applying constant pressure to the Bournemouth defence but while that materialised, Sarri's players were still left frustrated by the visitors.

"I'm very happy with 12 points in four matches".

Yet while Chelsea enjoyed plenty of possession they created only a few chances and could easily have found themselves trailing at the interval.

"But we are very keen to keep the momentum from what has been a really positive beginning". Giroud is no more the solution to Chelsea's striker problems, but his superior all-round contribution against stubborn opponents means Sarri faces a big decision. We can improve. Especially in the performance, of course.

Chelsea FC took the lead in the 72nd minute in west London thanks to Pedro Rodriguez's finish to put the Blues ahead. "At the moment, we crossed three, four, five times, so I thought Giroud, in that moment, was better".

"It depends upon the situation".

Sarri said Loftus-Cheek needs to improve tactically to his (Sarri's) style of football in order to become a first-team regular at Chelsea.

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