"The situation is that Drinkwater for me is not suitable for a midfield with two midfielders".
Much was made of Christian Benteke's iffy form last term, but Jordan Ayew hasn't been much of an improvement, and Roy Hodgson must be wondering why none of his midfielders are chipping in in open play; Andros Townsend and James McArthur in particular are well capable of contributing, but are leaving Wilfried Zaha to do too much.
But when asked whether he had spoken to the Chelsea board about their transfer plans, Sarri said: "No, I didn't ask anything about it to my club because at the moment I think we can stay with these players and be competitive".
"I think we need to improve and we need to improve with these players because they can improve".
However, while Sarri has stopped short of saying anything about the next line of action for Moses, the gaffer spoke at length about one of the winger's rivals, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Big things are expected of the England worldwide, despite him struggling to make his mark under Sarri so far. I don't know [if they have a future at Chelsea].
"We need to improve, I think, covering the ball in the other half".
"I'll be happy to see him, whether he plays or not". And if you are not a solid team you can not have very important targets.
"That's three people I've had close working relationships with I'll be pleased to see again, and fearful of the qualities they'll bring to the game".
Mark Lawrenson believes Chelsea FC will ease to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
Willian and a Martin Kelly own-goal gave them all three points that day.
This is the Chelsea team that's tasked with cracking the Eagles today. Pedro is likely to be the man to miss out (he is also nursing a knock), while Álvaro Morata will be hoping to build on a lively display at Turf Moor.