Chelsea FC welcome Jose Mourinho’s side to Stamford Bridge tomorrow in the Premier League lunch-time kick off.

The Blues have made a flying start to the season, currently sitting level on points with league leaders Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table.

Manchester United, on the other hand, have endured a sub-standard season so far, already losing three out of eight matches.

However, ahead of tomorrow’s crunch clash in west London, Maurizio Sarri has revealed his admiration for the talent amongst the United ranks.

And while he acknowledges Manchester rivals City are a better unit as a team, Sarri believes the Red Devils are the better outfit “player-by-player”.

“They are a very strong team,” Sarri said.

“Maybe player-by-player, they are the best team in the Premier League.

“At the moment I think City is better like a team.

“But player-by-player, they are really very strong.”

And ahead of tomorrow’s match, Chelsea’s coach has heaped praise on the ex-Chelsea boss, saying he believes the Portuguese deserves to be respected.

“We are talking about a coach who has won everything,” Sarri said.

“He has won everywhere. So I think that I have to respect him.

“But I think you also all have to respect him.”