Former Tottenham player Danny Murphy believes that Chelsea needs to be better at the back. Chelsea have won their first two Premier League matches against Huddersfield Town and Arsenal. However, in the Arsenal match, Chelsea’s defence looked a little shaky and they offered Arsenal a number of scoring opportunities.
Murphy said, “Sarri is a manager who has a huge reputation for bringing goals and I can see that following him to Chelsea. I think [Alvaro] Morata and [Olivier] Giroud have the potential to score 20 Premier League goals this season if they both play regularly. I look at [Eden] Hazard and how he played at the World Cup and I think he also has the potential to score 20 Premier League goals in a season.
Sarri is looking to implement a very attacking style, but I think we’ve already seen how easily Chelsea can be opened up and their defensive frailties this season. Chelsea would never get opened up so easily under Conte and [Jose] Mourinho so that’s a balance that needs to be addressed if the club is to be successful. You can’t win trophies if you’re leaking goals.”
Murphy also spoke about the chances of Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid. The former Tottenham player said, “I don’t think it’s inevitable that Hazard will end up at Real Madrid. I think he’s very comfortable in London and he has handled the situation very professionally this summer.
Hazard always speaks highly of Chelsea and I think he has the potential to get even better, to score more goals and to provide more assists. He is Chelsea’s world-class player in an attacking sense and the club will need him firing if they’re to get back into the top four this season.”
Chelsea play their next Premier League fixture against Newcastle United on Sunday.