Eden Hazard came off the bench to provide the victor for Marcos Alonso as Chelsea edged a thrilling London derby 3-2 over Arsenal on Saturday to condemn new Arsenal manager Unai Emery to a second consecutive defeat.
Sarri's side have maximum points from their opening two games under the Italian, but made life hard for themselves after racing into a 2-0 lead inside 20 minutes through Pedro Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata.
Hazard came off the bench for Chelsea against Arsenal yesterday with Maurizio Sarri keen to ease him back into the fold.
Chelsea recovered from the shock of blowing a two-goal lead against Arsenal as Marcos Alonso's late strike sealed a 3-2 win, while Harry Kane ended his August hoodoo in Tottenham's 3-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday.
"In the first half we are creating chances to score, and for that I am happy, I am in the match thinking we are well on the pitch".
Asked if he sees the makings of a Chelsea title challenge, Sarri replied: "No, not in this moment". We need to improve little things, but we played good with the ball. We were defending very deep'.
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"We were on a high".
'This is the message we need to send to other teams. "I don't know why people are still complaining a lot about him". The former Spurs and BT Sport Pundit believes Arsenal looked much more of a threat against City following the introduction of French striker Lacazette in the second half. "I want that from every player".
But he's a great player.
The 29-year-old German, who retired from global duty after the World Cup amid allegations of discriminatory treatment, has continued to be the subject of intense scrutiny at club level.
"But I think, I hope, that in one week, maximum two weeks, he'll be able to play the whole game".
Spanish forward Alvaro Morata wants Chelsea to make Stamford Bridge a fortress once more.
Hazard had to wait until the hour mark for his opportunity, having been named among the substitutes, but was on hand to square the ball for Alonso to clinch all three points. But at the moment I'm happy.