Maurizio Sarri admits Tottenham made Chelsea feel nervous

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has admitted that Chelsea felt nervous during their game against Fulham as a result of their thrashing at Wembley the week before.

Tottenham Hotspur beat the Blues 3-1 at the national stadium last weekend, leap frogging them in the table at the time.

It was Chelsea’s first defeat of the season, and the manor of their performance came as quite a shock to many.

Chelsea beat fellow Londoners Fulham by two goals to nil yesterday, but were far from their free-flowing best.

The Chelsea boss admitted after the game that the period after their Spurs defeat was hard on both him and the players.

It appears Tottenham may have had a longer lasting effect than just preventing Chelsea from taking home three points.

David Luiz in particular was torn apart by the likes of Kane and Sonny at Wembley, and also looked a little jittery yesterday against Fulham.

The Express report Sarri said: “We were in control of the match but we were nervous and it wasn’t easy to play. Of course, it wasn’t easy the days after Tottenham for me and the players, but that we have thought too much about that match.

“We lost a match after three and a half months. It can happen. So today it was important to react.”

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