Premier League Opening week: Huddersfield 0-3 Chelsea. Jorginho scores in Blues debut
The new era for Chelsea started today under Maurizio Sarri’s command with a convincing 3-0 win. The Blues were solid the all game and brought home an easy win with the works of World Champion Frenchman N’golo and Kanté and new comer Jorginho.
The Italian, former Napoli coach reacts on the victory:
‘I’m very happy because in the first part of the season for us it won’t be easy for us to gain points,’ said the Italian. ‘The first half was hard. If you look at the result you think it was an easy game but in the first half we were in trouble for 15 minutes against a physical team, we are not a physical team. In the second half the opponent was a bit tired and it was easier.
‘We have to improve to defend in the other half, to press, especially against three defenders. We have to move the ball faster. In the first half we didn’t, it was better in the second but we had more space and time.
‘It was really hard for us because they played all their pre-season matches with a 4-2-3-1, only one match in a 4-3-3. We have never played against 3-5-1-1 and we weren’t ready. It was a problem. Maybe for Napoli last year it wasn’t a problem but for Chelsea, with only three days training together, it’s clear it was a problem.’