'He brought energy. He brought focus. "After the first goal, that was an accident because we were in control of the match, we were suddenly another team, without our distances and without our football". At the moment he's very important for us", Sarri told reporters ahead of Wednesday's trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers."He had some problems to understand what I wanted. It's incredible what the national team are producing, well done to them'.
The Blues were 2-0 winners against Fulham in Sunday's early kick-off thanks to goals from Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
But the hosts fought their way back into the game and got their reward just before the hour mark when Morgan Gibbs-White found Raul Jimenez.
Nuno added: 'Chelsea have enormous quality, Sarri's possession of the ball required us to put in a lot of effort and running. So I think they [Loftus-Cheek and Andreas Christensen] have to stay for us. The crowd became so noisy, they pushed the team'.
Chelsea, who sit fourth, host leaders City on Saturday and Sarri was annoyed at their complacency. I don't know why. "I am really anxious not for the result but for the fact that we didn't react to the first goal of the opponent". "We didn't react at all so I am really very anxious for this, not the result".
"I saw a team without a reaction". While Wolves have struggled, they have played to their level of competition, taking points from Arsenal, Manchester United, and are the only team to take points from Manchester City.
Eden Hazard has been one of the top performing players for Chelsea this season and the Belgium global will keep his place in the starting lineup.