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Football: Chelsea have the momentum as Liverpool are likely to sit back and hit on the counter-attack

Maurizio Sarri's policy of making Chelsea the underdogs in a title race seems to be delivering the desired effect.
Maurizio Sarri's policy of making Chelsea the underdogs in a title race seems to be delivering the desired effect. PHOTO: REUTERS

Chelsea have the momentum against Liverpool, who are likely to sit back and hit on counter

Maurizio Sarri's tactics do not just involve playing 4-3-3, having plenty of possession and scoring goals.

The new Chelsea manager's policy of making the Blues as the underdogs in a title race seems to be delivering the desired effect.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 29, 2018, with the headline 'Blues thrive under Sarri-ball'. Print Edition | Subscribe