Sarri:Chelsea not in title race and wants Hazard to be happy
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes that his side are not title contenders but are in the race for top four an added that he hopes Eden Hazard will be happy with his decision.
“I think we will be able to fight for the top four this season. No more, I think,” Sarri said at his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of the trip to the Etihad Stadium.
“We can win something of course, but in the Premier League, there is a fight between Liverpool and Man City. At the moment Man City is the best team in Europe.”
Hazard this week admitted to having made a decision on his future, with his Chelsea contract expiring in June 2020 and amid repeated links with a move to Real Madrid and hopes he’s”happy” wherever his future lies.
“I speak every day with Eden, but I speak with Eden about his position on the pitch,” said Sarri. “I will be really very happy with him if he will want to stay because in my opinion he’s the best in Europe.
“But it’s up to him, I think. I want to see him happy. And so, he has to decide.”