SHOWS: WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 5, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, MAURIZIO SARRI, SAYING: '' No as I said before Manchester City is in another category, I think at the moment Manchester City is not in our category.
We have to play we have to fight to be in the top four I think and the result is also very difficult for this because I know very well that in every match you have to gain points.'' 2.
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(SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER, MAURIZIO SARRI, SAYING: '' No because I said before City for me is the best team in Europe and maybe the best in the world.
They can win or not the Champions League, but the Champions League depends on the moments.
In the last season, I think Man City was the best team in Champions League.'' STORY: It has taken less than two weeks for the optimism generated by a 12-match unbeaten start to Maurizio Sarri's reign at Stamford Bridge to fizzle out and this weekend the Italian faces his biggest test to date when Manchester City visit.
The former Napoli manager had stressed throughout the heady days of early Autumn that Chelsea were not equipped to challenge City for the title and ahead of Saturday's (December 8) clash between the sides a 10-point gap has opened up.
On Tuesday, (December 4) Pep Guardiola's City maintained a searing pace at the top with a win against Watford.
Twenty-four hours later Chelsea went down 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers -- their second defeat in three Premier League games.
Sarri said his side had only played well for 55 minutes at Wolves and knows they will have to be at full tilt for 90 minutes on Saturday evening if they are to have any chance of halting the City juggernaut.