Classy Chelsea give Sarri flawless start at Huddersfield

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"On Monday four players from the World Cup arrived and then on Tuesday another two, so it's not been easy for me at the moment", said Sarri, who believes it will take two months for his side to be at their best. Even with 10 men, Brazilian forward Richarlison restored Everton's lead in the second half but Neves swung in a cross that was headed in by Jimenez to restore parity. We only have to carry on like we are doing now with him.

"We are just in the beginning", he said.

Sarri could definitely not resist his nicotine dose during Chelsea's 3-0 win over Huddersfield.

Brighton outspent champion Manchester City but an outlay of more than $70 million on 10 new players couldn't prevent Watford beating the south-coast side 2-0 after a double from Roberto Pereyra.

Speaking on his team's performance at Huddersfield, Sarri added, "I am very happy because in the first part of the season for us it will not be easy to gain points".


"Then I think in the second half the opponents were a bit exhausted and it was easier".

"I think so because now we have a different profile of football, a different way to play football", Willian said.

In Italy, the coach was even pictured taking a few sly puffs of his cigarette inside the Stadio San Paolo as Napoli coach.

"We have never played against the 3-5-1-1 system that Huddersfield used so we were not ready". He was all over the pitch, involved in all of the action and created the third goal by playing a lovely ball to Pedro.

However, it seems Sarri feels as though Luiz can still be a key player in his Chelsea squad, as he continues to construct what he perceives to be his strongest starting line-up.


Former Blues winger Nevin suggested Sarri could have a selection headache in the middle of the park.

Chelsea's average positions against Huddersfield demonstrate a quick understanding of Sarrismo. "We moved the ball well and to have a good bench is always good". "Hopefully two months and not three [before we reach top form]".

Will you have the time to work with the players?

"He needs to improve [his fitness] and have more training".

The second half began with Chelsea still firmly on the front foot and Alonso nearly made it 3-0 as his curled effort crashed back off the crossbar which had beaten the Huddersfield stopper.


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