Ahead of their clash against Manchester City, Maurizio Sarri stated that Chelsea do not need to spend $250 million in one summer like Pep Guardiola's side to win the title. 

Sarri added that "you have to create a new mentality and a new style of playing. We need to improve. We need to arrive at 95 per cent of our potential. And then we can get the last five per cent with a new player. With a new player, not 11 new players.”

After starting out unbeaten in his first 18 matches in England, Sarri's side have lost two out of their last three Premier League matches.