Chelsea give Sarri ideal Premier League start at Huddersfield

Postado Agosto 12, 2018

You can't do that against Chelsea because they will hurt you, and that's exactly what they did.

N'Golo Kante opened the scoring in the 20th minute by volleying in a cross from Willian, and after Marcos Alonso was taken down in the penalty area by Christopher Schindler, Jorginho stepped up and coolly netted with goalkeeper Ben Hamer frozen.

Kante is already recognised as one of the better midfielders in Europe for his ability to appear in many places at one time defensively. However, they will certainly need to be more clinical and penetrative if they are to build on last season's fine work.

Kepa Arrizabalaga replaced Thibaut Courtois for a world-record fee for a goalkeeper in a chaotic finish to the transfer window this week, while doubts over the futures of Eden Hazard and Willian have dogged Chelsea's pre-season preparations. It depends on the characteristics of the Premier League and of my players.

"I don't want to do another Napoli, I want to do a Chelsea", Sarri told a news conference.

"I think that Eden in this moment can not play for 90 minutes, he needs to have training", he explained.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson hasn't been impressed with Chelsea FC's off field activity this summer.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner accepted his side were roundly outplayed, highlighting defensive errors as contributing to a heavy home loss. I felt the energy in the stadium and we were unlucky in the first half.

"Then we were 2-0 down after I think a good half and I think second half we started very slow, we were shocked".

As well as brilliantly setting up the third goal of the afternoon for Pedro, the winger also embarked on a mazy run that took five Huddersfield players to stop him.

Huddersfield had the better of play from that point and hit the inside of the post through a Steve Mounie header, but just before the break it was 2-0.

"We were in trouble for 15 minutes against a physical team, we are not a physical team". Nobody scored fewer, which is something you could look at in two ways: Either 2017-18 showed they don't need to be prolific to stay up, or they were somewhat lucky to get away with having such a blunt attack. Maybe the performances in the first part of the season will not be in line with the potential of the squad.

"For sure in this moment, we are not at the top of our potential", he said. I don't know. I arrived in the middle of July, so the problem was there.