Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says patience will be needed if his vision for the club is to be fulfilled.
Sarri’s side lost 4-0 at Bournemouth on Wednesday, less than two weeks after he called his players hard to motivate following a defeat at Arsenal.
The Italian said Premier League rivals Manchester City, Liverpool and Spurs offered a template for success.
“English football is in the hands of these teams because they had a plan and they were patient,” he said.
“In one the coach arrived five years ago, in another three years ago and in the other two years ago.
“I want to remember that in the first season [Jurgen] Klopp and Liverpool were in the middle of the table. I am a dreamer; I want to play my football.”