Maurizio Sarri urges Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater to improve

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has urged the likes of Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater to improve on the tactical side of their game, if they are to remain with the west London side on a long-term basis. Drinkwater has not featured for the Blues since the Community Shield at the start of August while Moses has been restricted to six appearances – just two of those coming in the Premier League.

Speaking ahead of the Crystal Palace, Sarri was asked about the futures of the Blues duo and he replied in a rather pessimistic fashion saying: “I don’t know; they have to improve, but the characteristics are a little bit different. The situation is that Drinkwater for me is not suitable for a midfield with two midfielders.I told him two months ago what I think. And Moses is more suitable for playing like a wing-back than like a winger or a full-back.”

Meanwhile, Sarri has barely changed personnel in the Premier League barring an injury or a tactical decision and when asked about rotation in the forthcoming months, the Italian stressed that he has offered opportunities to the fringe players in other competitions, he said:“If you look only at the Premier League, the situation is bad, you’re right. But we’ve used 26 players in all competitions this season. I have to look at all the competitions, because 90 minutes is 90 minutes.”

Meanwhile, Drinkwater has been attracting interest from ex-club Leicester City and West Ham United since the summer and the Englishman may be tempted to part ways with the club on a permanent basis when the transfer window. Moses, on the other hand, has yet to attract any interest but he may consider a probable departure after failing to make a single top-flight start this season. Chelsea are currently third on the Premier League table with 24 points, two behind table-toppers Manchester City.