They also played to draws against Manchester United and Liverpool.
The home side capitalised on their early dominance when Alexandre Lacazette killed the ball with a remarkable first touch from Hector Bellerin's cross and danced his way past Pedro and Marcos Alonso before firing the ball into the top corner at the near post. "I don't want to make mistakes with my English".
"We played against a team that mentally was far more determined than we were and this is something I can't accept". But I couldn't possibly say I am not responsible as well, in part at least, for the mental approach.
"It was not easy for us, but I'm happy to score and help the team".
"And we can then continue our way in the 38 matches in the Premier League".
After the match Sarri refused to mince his words when he stated it is "extremely hard to motivate" his Chelsea players.
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Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has blamed Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho following the Blues' 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday. "They should be able to come and talk to the coach about mistakes that have been made or issues that have arisen. To play Saturday with all we can against them". "So now we have to work just to avoid this". I'm the person responsible for the team, of course. And the reason is because we spoke about playing under pressure, which we have to do if we are to be competitive, and take this opportunity. If any player is afraid of that then they should not be playing at this level.
Sarri will be looking for a big response from his players when they host Tottenham on Thursday in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final, looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit.
Asked if he is the man to revive Chelsea, he replied: "Yes, absolutely". "This is never going to be a team well known for its battling and fighting qualities", Sarri added. From a technical point of view, those aren't the characteristics that we have.
"Don't get me wrong, we could have lost that game anyway, but we could have lost it for tactical reasons", he said.
Conventional wisdom dictates that football managers shouldn't criticise their players in public.
"I am a good teacher of this football. Two of the best players are playing out of position at the moment". But I think it's very important to improve from the starting condition of this year.