Arsene Wenger says Chelsea’s lack of pace under Maurizio Sarri is their biggest problem

first_img Comment Arsene Wenger says Chelsea’s lack of pace under Maurizio Sarri is their biggest problem Advertisement Maurizio Sarri has been criticised for his playing style at Chelsea (PA)‘He certainly likes a game with possession his team has good possession but they lack goals‘If you compare the possession they have – always in every game around 70 per cent – and the number of goals they score, I think they have not enough players who are going behind defenders.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘They don’t have enough pace to take advantage.‘Hazard has to come deep to make the difference on his own sometimes.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Apr 2019 6:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link875Shares Advertisement Arsene Wenger has highlighted Chelsea’s main problem under Maurizio Sarri (beIN Sports)Arsene Wenger believes Chelsea ‘lack pace’ under Maurizio Sarri and feels too much pressure is being placed on Eden Hazard.Sarri made an encouraging start as Chelsea manager as his side went 12 games unbeaten at the beginning of the Premier League season.But a dip in form over the winter period has seen Chelsea slip into a battle for a top-four place, while Sarri has been heavily criticised for his playing style and his decision to replace N’Golo Kante with Jorginho at the heart of his midfielder.Wenger, however, believes Chelsea’s problems stem from a lack of speed in attack and claims the issue forces Hazard to drop deeper in order to influence play.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘For Sarri it is his first season in England,’ Wenger told beIN Sports.last_img read more

Bakersfield’s Budweiser Nationals boasts Oct. 9, 10 $1,500 to win IMCA Modified features

first_imgBAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Two $1,500 to win features for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds are on tap at Bakersfield Speedway’s 30th annual Budweiser Nationals Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10.Both 40-lap features are 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events and pay a minimum of $100 to start.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods begin qualifying on Friday. They’ll also race for $1,500 to win, and a minimum of $60 to start, on Saturday.Tow money is $40 for Modifieds and $25 for Northern SportMods. RACEceivers and transponders are required for both divisions; sound must be below 95 DB at 100 feet.Car and driver is $90 each night for the Modifieds, $105 for both days for the SportMods and $150 to start in the rear for Saturday qualifying only. Pit passes are $40.Pit gates open at noon both days, pre-race tech starts at 12:15 p.m., pit gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m.Spectator admission on Friday is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and military and $6 for kids ages 6-12. Saturday admission is $10 for adults, $16 for seniors and military and $8 for kids.Youngsters five and under get in free to the grandstand both days. Camping and parking are free Friday and Saturday.Bobby Hogge IV won both Modified events at last year’s Bud Nationals. Tina Pounds was the Northern SportMod winner.Two hundred-plus cars and 500-plus laps of racing in five divisions are on the weekend’s race program. A total purse of $60,000 will be paid out.More information is available at the www.bakersfieldspeedway.com website or by calling 661 393-3373last_img read more