Paul Pogba relishing big games as Manchester United march on at Fulham

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"The Chelsea result was where everything came together, and there have been other games where we have performed really well and just missed out". We need a guy who understands the build up and that is why we use him. I don't have the English saying, but it's like shouting your soul on the pitch, that's how we say it in Germany.

Higuain should not only add much needed firepower and a focal point to a Chelsea attack that had become toothless, but his presence also allows Eden Hazard to return to his preferred role on the left of the attack, from where he also scored twice against Huddersfield.

Despite Eddie Howe's claim in post-match that he had "set up to frustrate" Liverpool, it proved the opposite as the hosts ran rampant, producing a fluid display on their way to a comfortable win.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has remained optimistic about his team's chances of winning ahead of their Premier League clash against Manchester City on Sunday.

"That's what we will do, that's what we did previous year in a similar situation with a different target, where Chelsea were chasing us like insane". The psychology is that if we had won the past two games, (City) had drawn, and we had pulled level on 62 points, we would feel brilliant.

"They are big misses for the team, for the group, and they are big personalities to have around so we are keen to get them back fit".

Liverpool trail the reigning champions on goal difference after back-to-back draws in the league, although they do have a game in hand on City.

Asked if he still expected to relocate before the end of the season, the Argentinian said: "My gut feeling (is that) it will be tough but I hope and I wish to be in the new stadium playing". Sarri said: 'You are more competitive in the market, or you have to work. I was only concerned after he scored a goal and everybody gave him a hug.

"Maybe it will be that we play with a false nine".

"If Liverpool win by five at the weekend then you aren't going to talk about pressure, are you?" Sarri says City's patient approach was rewarded, with City's remarkable title success last season built on recruitment and following Guardiola's approach. They are still able to play if you manage to stop Fernandinho, we are able to play if you stop Jorginho. That's what happened on Wednesday [against Everton] and we managed to score the two goals. A goal set up Liverpool for a comfortable second half and allowed them to relax after a hard period. Technically there is nothing better in Europe, so it will be really hard to be in control of the match, but I think that is the area that will decide the game, more than the strikers.