TEAMS ARE BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND SARRI-BALL, GIROUD WARNS

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It’s been five wins out of six for Chelsea in the Premier League this season as the Blues are taking the league by storm with Sarri-ball.

Chelsea have been the most dominant side in the league this season in terms of possession, as Maurizio Sarri’s Sarri-ball has blown almost every side away.

The Blues have been set up differently this season and play a more possessive and attack minded game, but West Ham were up to the task on Sunday.

The Hammers prepared a strong defensive block against Chelsea, and Sarri’s side never looked like scoring all through the game, and in the end it was a goalless affair.

Olivier Giroud has revealed his disappointment from the game and has urged his side to have a plan B when teams get difficult to break down.

The World Cup winner has urged his side to try to take the ball wide and launch in crosses whenever the game gets too tight.

“I always want to take this frustration to transform it into a positive thing for the next game,” said Giroud.

“I’m not saying it’s a tactical problem. Sometimes as players we have to recognise the best way to put them in difficulties.

“Sometimes we rushed our game and have not been patient, or maybe we did not put enough pace in our game. Now our opponents are starting to know Chelsea well so we need to bring something else. Maybe we need to give a bit more on the pitch as well.

“It’s a tough time, but this is when you see the men and we have to show stronger character and response in the next game. As a team, we didn’t succeed in finding the solution.

“We tried too much to play centrally and against a strong defence like that, a lot of players, it was very hard to combine, especially in the last 30 yards.

“Maybe we should have gone a bit more down the wings and put in more crosses into the box. It was a bit disappointing, we are aware of that and we will work on it. We want to bounce back as soon as possible.”

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