More to come is the message from Maurizio Sarri after an eventful 2-1 victory away on the south coast against Brighton & Hove Albion, which gives Chelsea a three-point cushion between themselves and Arsenal in fifth.
 
The manager was also challenging of the man of the match Eden Hazard who scored and assisted on Sunday to end a goal drought which has lasted eight matches, via quotes on the BBC;
 
I think that Hazard could have played better because his level is a very high level.”
 
He can do more for him and for us.”
 
But I think after the two injuries, he lost the physical condition. Now he’s improving. In one or two matches he’ll be back at the top.”
 
The one concern for the manager, albeit a potential one-off after a top display last weekend against Man City, was the poor performance by midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who was later replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The Croat gave away the ball too often and looked a bit lost at the AMEX.

Chelsea Player Ratings vs Brighton

Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6

Cesar Azpilicueta – 7

David Luiz – 6

Antonio Rüdiger – 6

Marcos Alonso – 6

N’Golo Kante – 6

Mateo Kovacic – 5

Jorginho – 6

Eden Hazard – 9

Willian – 7

Pedro – 8

Chelsea Player Ratings – Substitutes

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 7

Ross Barkley – 6

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