Sarri had expressed his disapproval about having to return to Premier League action on Sunday in light of Chelsea's continental commitments; in Italy, teams participating in the Europa League have their following domestic fixtures moved to Monday evening. In the last two or three matches we've done very well.
"We are improving in the defensive phase, but we have to improve in the offensive phase, especially in this kind of match".
Jorginho's arrival at Chelsea was crucial for Sarri to rapidly implement the high-press football philosophy he honed in his time in Serie A. There is no disputing the fact that Jorginho has facilitated this, but it has also led to Kante toiling with increasing degrees of ineffectiveness in the new system. Less if you include the global breaks.
Teenager Rice, who excelled in his deep-lying midfield role, said: "Without a doubt we could have had three points, with the chances we missed in the first half and obviously Yarmolenko's header at the end was a crucial turning point in the game".
First, after being put through on goal by Felipe Anderson, he could only fire over when one-on-one with the 'keeper.
Kepa Arrizabalaga then kept Chelsea level a few moments later, blocking Antonio's close-range effort after a driving Yarmolenko run.
But for the most part the visitors were crowded out by a determined Hammers opposition, with Fabian Balbuena doing particularly well to nullify the risky Hazard. [Chelsea] had one clear chance where Lukasz Fabianski saved from [Alvaro] Morata.
"We forced them to play most of the game from the right side, not the left side where Marcos Alonso and Eden Hazard are so unsafe".
To whet the appetite ahead of the two clashes, we've taken a look back at the last ten meetings between the two rivals and created this quiz.
"[Liverpool] have played yesterday and have one day's more rest than us", he said.
"Why did you do this?" says the Ukrainian in the clip while directing the blame towards Mark Noble.
The draw earned 17th-place West Ham its first home point of the season.