New Chelsea FC signing opens up on playing under Maurizio Sarri

New Chelsea FC signing opens up on playing under Maurizio Sarri

Kante opened the scoring deep into the first half with a left-footed volley, before Jorginho doubled the lead with a cooly slotted penalty after Marcos Alonso was brought down inside the box. "I have to respect the characteristics of the players, the championship and now I study my players".

Sarri says that the next month will be crucial in determining the success of his team adapting to a new system, before Europa League and Carabao Cup games start to pile up. Hazard drives forward, slipping through Pedro at the flawless moment.

Willian's cross to the back post was testing, and there was Kante to half-volley in for just his third Premier League goal for Chelsea - scoring one in each of his three seasons.

Maurizio Sarri will be delighted to have kept hold of his main man during the transfer window and this performance will give all Chelsea fans encouragement for the rest of the season.

Kante is already recognised as one of the better midfielders in Europe for his ability to appear in many places at one time defensively.

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Jorginho's penalty raised eyebrows and delighted neutrals, the former Napoli midfielder deceiving goalkeeper Ben Hamer with a skip in his run-up before rolling the ball home.

There were occasional signs of hesitancy in defence early on that a stronger team than Huddersfield might have exploited, but to criticise Chelsea beyond that would be harsh. Jorginho also impressed and Eden Hazard was typically brilliant when he came on in the second half. Jorginho stepped up and cooly found the back of the net.

MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 6 - Replaced Barkley in the 68th minute and brought a more physical presence to Chelsea's midfield. You can't do that against Chelsea because they will hurt you, and that's exactly what they did.

The Sun says Perez has confirmed the club will not be signing Eden Hazard - in a breakfast meeting with his Manchester United counterpart. But, the youngster is surprisingly, not even in the matchday squad. While he didn't score, the Spaniard's hold-up play was impressive.

The football didn't improve until the Italian delivered his team-talk, though - and they performed like a new team after the restart.

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