"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".
Pedro sealed a comfortable win with a cool, chipped finish for Chelsea's third after being played in by substitute Eden Hazard. In the first line, we defended not like we wanted to defend. "We did it better in the second half, there was more space and time".
Meanwhile goals from N'Golo Kante, Jorginho (penalty) and Pedro gave Chelsea an impressive 3-0 win at Aaron Mooy's Huddersfield Town on Saturday as their new Italian coach Maurizio Sarri watched his team respond well after enduring early pressure from David Wagner's side.
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. "I think if we play Chelsea at home most people would expect us to concede a defeat, which we've got, and at the end it was a deserved defeat".
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"This is understandable after this good first half and you sit at half-time and you are 2-0 down". I felt the energy in the stadium and we were unlucky in the first half.
Sarri has promised to try and replicate that football with Chelsea this season.
"I think that Eden in this moment can not play for 90 minutes".
Sarri noted after the game that he hopes Chelsea can continue to improve in the next few weeks. "I have to respect the characteristics of the players, the championship and now I study my players". "For the referees, it is different, really different".