Maurizio Sarri anticipates early season 'problems' before Chelsea reach full potential

Elena Summers
August 13, 2018

With all his players now at his disposal, Sarri is looking forward to the next month, and getting his players drilled in Sarrismo before the cup competitions and global breaks kick in. "I hope in this month to improve the team", he said.

Sarri was also asked about the transfer business conducted by the club.

"We are not a physical team and I think the best of the game is the capacity to suffer for 15 minutes".

Luiz revealed last week that he is "in love" with Sarri's more technical, expansive style of play - an approach that requires all of Chelsea's defenders to readjust to a back four after two years of playing in Conte's 3-4-3 system. I felt the energy in the stadium. "The players showed great character and commitment", he said.

"It wasn't easy to connect everything in a few days - a massive challenge - but we kept going and made a massive effort in our performance".

He created Chelsea's third goal for Pedro just minutes after coming on and whilst Huddersfield were already a beaten side by that point, he ran riot and was at his sizzling best gliding past players.


Speaking at the post-match press conference, Sarri admitted, "I was not completely satisfied, as we won today mainly due to individual talent rather than tactical organisation".

Chelsea didn't have much trouble defeating Huddersfield Town in Maurizio Sarri's Premier League debut.

Kante's new midfield partner Jorginho, a summer signing from Napoli, also got on the scoresheet.

Richarlison slotted home from close range in the 17th minute but five minutes after Jagielka's red card, Wolves drew level thanks to a superbly executed free-kick from Ruben Neves.

Oblak would have been a good signing to replace Courtois but Kepa Arrizabalaga certainly looked good in his first outing for us in the 3-0 win over Huddersfield yesterday.

"This is understandable after this good first half and you sit at half-time and you are 2-0 down". Rudiger is adjusting to partnering David Luiz in the heart of defence, and both men were more convincing against Huddersfield than they were against Manchester City in the Community Shield.

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