Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri feared it will take some time for his side to get up to speed, but they proved too good for Huddersfield to start their Premier League campaign with a 3-0 win on Saturday.
"Here at Milan everyone wanted me". "I have to respect the characteristics of the players, the championship and now I study my players".
"We are lucky now because we can work with one match a week".More news: NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for agents, NBA draft
The head coach continues to have two or three English lessons each week, despite his command of the language being impressive, and will move into his house at the end of the month. 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.
Kante, back on duty just 27 days after starting France's win over Croatia in the World Cup final, scored the opener, thumping a volley into the ground and past goalkeeper Ben Hamer from a Willian cross.
Mauricio Sarri said this week that his Chelsea team might not play entirely as he wants until the second half of the season and, against Huddersfield, they certainly were not the whirling, fast-paced team of the new manager's ideals. "The first half was hard - maybe if you look at the result you can think about an easy game, but in the first half we were in trouble for 15 minutes against a very physical team". After looking aimless for long periods in the first half they were much improved in the second, with more Hazard involvement likely to take them up a gear. "And useful for the results, I think", he told a press conference. So it was a bit unlucky, I think.More news: Actress Sean Young wanted for questioning in NYC burglary
"Chelsea were very clinical". I saw our spirit, togetherness and good attitude today, which is what we will need to be competitive this season.
The striker needs a goal to get his confidence up or both he and Chelsea may suffer.
Goals from N'Golo Kanté, Jorginho from the penalty spot and a late Pedro finish ensured all three points for the visitors - though they could count themselves fortunate to hold a two-goal advantage going into the half-time interval. "We tried and created some opportunities, but Hazard showed his top quality for the third".More news: Authorities probe how 'suicidal' employee could steal plane from Seattle airport
Pedro applied the finishing touch after Hazard accelerated forward with goal before unselfishly teeing up the Spaniard, who was cool and collected before lifting the ball over the onrushing Hamer, watching it trickle into the corner.
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