Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has claimed that Manchester City and Liverpool are still the only teams that are in the race for the Premier League title.

The Blues, who are yet to be beaten, have secured their eighth win of the season after their 3-1 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in the weekend.

The West London side are currently second on the league table with just two points behind leaders Manchester City.

However, Italian boss Sarri has insisted that his side are still behind City and Liverpool and still work to reach their rivals’ level.

“From the first day, Manchester City and Liverpool are at the moment a step ahead of us,” Sarri said.

“When I arrive the gap from last season is 30 points with City.”

“It is difficult to think you can recover this gap in one season, in six months.”

“We need to improve more because we are doing well.”

Sari also took just one minute to make comment on Alvaro Morata’s current performance after scoring double in the London derby.

“I am really very happy for Alvaro,” the former Napoli boss added.

“He improved in the last month in confidence and personality.”

“He improved also from a tactical and technical point of view. He plays with more continuity from the team.”

“He has great potential physically and technically. He can improve more. Potentially he can be (a top striker at a top club).”

“Sometimes he is a little bit fragile. We were a little bit in trouble so we needed some quality and personality.”

“We were lucky because we had Eden [Hazard] on the bench. He was able to immediately change the match.”

Morata has now five goals in 10 Premier League games while four of them came in his last four matches.

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