Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists he is a ‘lucky man’ to have such attacking talent in his ranks at Stamford Bridge. The Blues made it four wins from four with Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Bournemouth, and Sarri pointed to the fact that he was able to leave out his top scorer and still get the win.
Pedro had to settle for a place on the bench as Sarri opted to play Eden Hazard and Willian either side of Alvaro Morata, and it was a switch that worked out well.
Sarri is delighted to have so much quality in his attack and believes it bodes very well for the future as Chelsea look to mount a push for the Premier League title.
“Pedro played the first three games in the starting XI but today I thought it was better to play with Willian,” Sarri told reporters at Stamford Bridge. “I am lucky because any coach who can choose between Pedro and Willian is a lucky coach.
“Pedro is a great player. I think in every season he has scored about 15 goals, so it is normal for him to score. Hazard, Pedro, [Victor] Moses, Willian, all in the same position – I am very lucky and I don’t want to forget [Callum] Hudson-Odoi.”