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Sarri explains blanking World Cup: Chelsea would beat England

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri blanked the summer World Cup in Russia.

Sarri also claimed his current Chelsea side could defeat Gareth Southgate's England.

"I didn't see anything in the World Cup," Sarri said after being told VAR was useful in Russia. "I didn't see a match. I don't like the national team."

Asked why, he continued: "Because there isn't anything to learn. It is a usual position - every coach thinks like me. It is unusual to say it.

"Every team in the World Cup will lose against the top level club teams in every match. That is normal because in a club you have time to organise a team but in the national team you have no time."

So could Chelsea beat England?

"I think so," he said. "Why not?"

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