Asked if his squad was good enough to finish in the top four, Sarri said: "I think so, maybe we are not at the top of the Premier League at the moment, but we are competitive". It is unacceptable for Chelsea and we have to find the solutions.' The players have private concerns about Sarri's lack of tactical adaptability.
Chelsea were defensively weak but have also only scored 13 goals in their last 13 games, with Higuain not yet making an impact in his first two matches.
The former England defender pointed the finger at Sarri's misfiring players, saying: "There are not enough scrappers in the team".
The amount Premier League teams spent in the January transfer window fell for the first time since 2012, according to football money experts Deloitte.
"I don't have the power to sign new contracts here".
"Years ago, when you guys were playing, you'd have worked with managers who sometimes to be clear had to be very harsh, but you took that on".
I know from experience of working under Claudio Ranieri that Italian managers like to push players hard, and that doesn't always go down well with players.
For north London's two giants, money has been tight for differing reasons. "Napoli is, for the third time in a row, in the Champions League", he said.
Fernando Llorente then made up for a glaring miss earlier in the game by heading home a cross to secure a second straight late comeback win for Spurs, who netted in injury time to earn a 2-1 win at Fulham in their previous league match. All the best players transfer from Bayer Leverkusen to Tottenham. On the pitch I am really very happy with him.
"With central distributions to clubs now likely to remain around current levels until at least the end of the 2021-22 season, clubs are potentially taking a more long-term view to their transfer strategies", Tim Bridge, director in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said.
Britain's looming exit from the European Union on March 29 is casting a cloud of uncertainty over all British businesses.
He told the Chelsea boss the display was "disgusting" and labelled it the "worst performance he has ever seen". "He is improving. He will be the future of our club, and the future of English future". "No quotas for them or work permits", he explained.
"Those players already in United Kingdom by March 29, so signed before Thursday, should be allowed to stay in United Kingdom and have the same rights as British players".