Sarri's Chelsea too good for Huddersfield

Merson thinks Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez can keep out Spurs

GETTY Merson thinks Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez can keep out Spurs

For this goal, they have been looking at the 27-year-old winger as an option to sign this summer, though the west London club have blocked the move all along.

In the Daily Mail, the 59-year-old admitted that pre-season has not helped his cause.

Maurizio Sarri got his Chelsea reign off to the ideal start today with his side running out 3-0 winners over Huddersfield in their Premier League opener. "That's enough for me to be confident for this Premier League season, if we keep it up".

Chelsea swooped for Kepa on the penultimate day of the summer transfer window after agreeing to sell want-away Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid.

"Then it will be hard with three matches in a week, with the suspension for the national teams".

"In certain moments in the game, we have to improve to defend in the other half, to press especially against three defenders", Sarri said. "We moved the ball well and to have a good bench is always good". "We did it better in the second half, there was more space and time".

The Blues were 2-0 up by half-time courtesy of goals from midfield pair N'Golo Kante and Jorginho before Pedro sealed the victory late on.

"I think the players have done everything, left everything on the grass".

He has been their best player in recent years and the team needs him now, more than ever with a new manager in charge.

"I am really very happy because in the first part of the season I think it is not easy for us to gain points", Sarri said.

Italy global Jorginho passed home a fearless penalty in the 45th minute as Maurizio Sarri earned his first competitive win at the helm after his team went down to Manchester City in the Community Shield last weekend, while fellow debutant and the world's most expensive goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga started with a clean sheet. Unusual, maybe. So now we are not at the top.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner felt his side "tried everything" in their 3-0 defeat at home to Chelsea, but accepts the result was deserved. They were very clinical. "The ref needs to explain that to us because I don't understand why (it was not retaken)". That's good for us.

"We started very well, on the front foot, and then the first goal came out of nothing".

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