"I think Chelsea will always be a (title) contender, you see the quality of their squad", he added.
Chelsea FC dropped their first points of the season in a goalless draw with West Ham United at London Stadium despite the Hammers' poor start under their new manager, Manuel Pellegrini.
He has since installed himself as permanent fixture in Chelsea's first team who have impressed in their first seven games of the Premier League season, but that has not stopped him being on the end dressing room jibes from his team-mates. It's very hard in the Premier League to stop an opposition team from having absolutely no chances in a game.
Unafraid to introduce an altogether different playing style than that which was employed by his fellow countryman, Sarri's Chelsea have demonstrated an attacking verve that leaves them looking a decent outside bet for Premier League success.
Wholesale changes are on the cards in the Chelsea backline though, with Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz and Marcos Alonso all set to be recalled, after being left out for the European tie.
During Fabregas' absence due to a knee injury, Sarri has established N'Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovavic as his midfield three.More news: Have astronomers found first moon outside our solar system?
"Everything goes through me - his is what I like - touching the ball 100 times, all the play going through me or Jorginho".
"The way he sees football is something that maybe in the future if I become a coach I think I'll do something very similar".
Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has failed to dampen speculation linking him with Real Madrid, with the Belgian stating he is happy at the Blues now - but this is subject to change.
"Alvaro can restart from this performance". Sometimes you can score, sometimes not, but the performance is important.
"That's very important he cares as he wants to do really well in football".
Despite impressing his manager in the midweek game, it is unlikely that the former Real Madrid man will feature from kick-off on Sunday.