Maurizio Sarri responds to Stamford Bridge boos in win over Watford
Following a poor first half in the 3-0 win over Watford, the boos once again rang at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri admitting that in the first half they did not play to their full potential.
The Blues put a poor first half behind them to beat the Hornets 3-0 and move above Tottenham into third place in the Premier League standings courtesy of goals from Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Gonzalo Higuain and David Luiz. The result confirmed Chelsea's top-four finish after both Manchester United and Arsenal dropped points against Huddersfield Town and Brighton and Hove Albion respectively.
Speaking in a press conference after the win over Watford, Sarri was asked about fans booing the team at half time, "I don't know but, in the first half, we were not able to play simply.We were playing... driving the ball... we were not able to think in a simple way. When you are not brilliant, physically, you have to move the ball, one touch or two touches. The ball is not tired. The man is tired.
"And so, in the second half, we did it better, better and better, probably because something changed in our minds after the first goal."