Maurizio Sarri press conference: Key points we learnt from Chelsea boss ahead of Tottenham

CHELSEA take on Tottenham tomorrow evening looking to come out trumps in the monster London derby.

Maurizio Sarri's Blues sit four points adrift of league-leaders Manchester City in the table after 12 games.

Maurizio Sarri press conference: Key points we learnt from Chelsea boss ahead of TottenhamPA:Press Association1 Maurizio Sarri has spoken about all things Chelsea ahead of Spurs clash

But there is far more at stake for the West Londoners going into the weekend.

Sarri has run through some of the biggest talking points below, including team news, the mental game and contract updates on some key players.

Chelsea to win the league?

Sarri said: "At the moment no. [Man City] are stronger than us and we have to work hard to cover the gap, but it is still there.

"We have to do it [cover the gap], we can recover but in the first season I don’t think we can recover 30 points."

Mental problem for the Blues?

Sarri said: "I think it is a mental problem. In the last three matches we had a problem with the approach of the match.

"But not only. We have to be careful and be focused on this problem.

"For sure it is not a physical problem, we have some difficulties. It is not a tactical problem.

"In the last 15 minutes of three matches it was the opposition was more determined than us, we have to approach the match in a different."

Hazard future

Sarri said: "I don’t know the movement of the contract. He is doing very well, he played on Sunday so was with us on Tuesday.

"But I hope we can do [a new contract], I hope so."

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