Maurizio Sarri maintained Chelsea remain a work in progress after they stumbled for the first time this season. Sarri’s 100 per cent record as Blues boss came to an end after a goalless draw against West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday.
Not even Eden Hazard, back in the side after being rested in Europe in midweek, could find a way to break the deadlock, despite the Blues dominating possession.
It could have been worse for Chelsea had Michail Antonio and Andriy Yarmolenko converted extremely presentable chances for the Hammers.
Sarri told reporters: “We need to move the ball quicker and we need more movement without the ball.
“We are improving in the defensive phase, but we have to improve in the offensive phase, especially in this kind of match.
“I knew West Ham were a very good team and I don’t know why they lost their first four matches.
“They are really a very good team and they are now playing with confidence after they won at Everton last week.
“I think we have played well in the second half, but it’s impossible to win every match and a point is OK.”