England League Two

Sarri needs 'maybe 1 year' as Chelsea's perfect start ends

LONDON (AP) Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea is a year behind its Premier League rivals in the hunt for the title.

A 0-0 draw at West Ham on Sunday meant Chelsea dropped its first points of the season after five straight wins. Chelsea is two points behind leader Liverpool and level on points with second-place Manchester City.

And Sarri, who saw Chelsea create little at the London Stadium, said his team is not on the same level as the other front-runners.