However, the arrival of Sarri as boss, paired with the impressive form of both Ross Barkley and loan signing Mateo Kovacic, has seen his chances severely hampered.
The home side eased off after this early blitz, which saw them enjoy 81% of the possession in the opening 20 minutes, with a fifth straight league win over Southampton already in the bag. Eden Hazard is expected to start with a view to playing around 50 minutes after recent back trouble. The most important thing is we need to be prepared so that what happened to Liverpool doesn't happen to us.
Guardiola said, "It's a joy to be manager of them because they follow what we tell them".
"We analyse the games (against Arsenal) so we learnt from our mistakes".
"He played for three matches in a row, so I thought it was better to rest at Cobham and have good training. Chelsea is the kind of team with so many players that will be capable of replacing Hazard with no problem". There was a gap last season, 30 points.
"I was happy with the fight and performance we gave at Anfield, but we have to accept that Liverpool are stronger than us", concedes Red Star coach Vladan Milojevic.
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"Honestly, I think I missed because I had only this in my head".
The only competitive fixture between BATE and Chelsea was a fortnight ago in Europa League Matchday 3.
But Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta is keen on beating the Premier League champions when they meet each other on December 8.
"You'd think Liverpool had just lost the league with the reaction after the game, that it was two points dropped, Man City are two points clear - there's a long way to go".
Arsenal's Unai Emery can also reflect that his side performed well in a thrilling game and that they are unbeaten in their last nine league games.
Marcos Alonso supplied the fine pass that allowed Pedro to score the winning goal for Chelsea in the 70th minute as the Blues won the match 3-1.