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The visitors will, of course, still be big favourites to win, so impressive have they been so far this season, but there is a faint hope of an upset now that West Ham have a win under their belt.

Maurizio Sarri does not think Chelsea will be at the same level as Liverpool for another year following their underwhelming 0-0 draw at West Ham.

"We are the team that have won more titles in recent years in England", the defender told reporters in the mixed zone postmatch.

"Maybe we could have done better in the last 25 minutes of the first half".

Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored goals within three minutes of each other early in the second half at Emirates Stadium.

'It will be a really hard match, ' said Sarri.

West Ham has struggled out of the gate, winning just one of five matches.

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Asked whether he considered the result to be one point gained or two points dropped, Sarri replied: "I don't know where you take the statistics of the match but, in my statistics, we had seven opportunities against their three".

Portuguese worldwide Joao Moutinho is one of Mendes's many clients to arrive at Molineux and curled his first goal for the club into the top corner to earn a deserved point.

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso (L) vies for the ball with West Ham's Andriy Yarmolenko during their scoreless draw.

"We were working hard with every ball in defence and attack - maybe I'd prefer to have more possession".

His preparations for the new season were hampered by players' participation at the World Cup.

But if the German is not ready to face Liverpool on Saturday, Langley says Cahill must be the man to step in at Anfield; he has fewer concerns about the EFL Cup game between the two teams on Wednesday. Maybe I will have to change 11 players, maybe only five. "They were cutting out every pass for Giroud and we needed two wingers".

'We are trying to have him back for the end of the week, but I don't know at the moment'.

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