England stars in exile at Chelsea as Sarri makes his mark

by Wade Massey September 2, 2018, 0:31
England stars in exile at Chelsea as Sarri makes his mark

Goals from Pedro and Eden Hazard saw Chelsea claim a 2-0 win over AFC Bournemouth to maintain the Blues' 100 percent record in the Premier League. He's doing very well in the offensive phase. But I also think he can improve in the defensive.

Chelsea had to bide their time against Eddie Howe's side and eventually broke the deadlock with 18 minutes remaining through second half substitute, Pedro.

Sarri had warned before the opening game of the league campaign that his side would face a hard start as he attempted to implement a very different approach to that employed by Conte.

"I think that he will be important for sure".

After picking up another win, Chelsea maintained their flawless start to the season and keep the pressure on Liverpool, who are now top of the Premier League heading into the worldwide break.

"They did well. It was a hard match for them in the sense we didn't have a lot of the ball but you saw Jefferson's best qualities and I thought he defended well for the team and made a number of blocks". In the first half, the situation was hard. Usually this kind of match you can win in the last 20 minutes and we did.

That near-miss only encouraged Bournemouth who persisted with attempting to hit Chelsea on the break, but the struggle for chances continued as the teams went into the break.

Of course, it will be in the matches against top six sides that will ultimately test Kovacic, yet it's certainly a case of so far, so good.

The midfielder played his part in England's march to the World Cup semi-finals after being picked on the back of performances while on a season-long loan at Crystal Palace.

With Sarri's style of play, Moses has managed just eleven minutes of football this season in the English Premier League, but the new man in charge says the star can still regain the flair he had in the previous seasons under Conte.

The Spain striker won fewer than half his 16 duels and touched the ball only 11 times before being taken off for Giroud, who played a role in helping Pedro score Chelsea's first.


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