After picking up his first win as Chelsea boss yesterday, Maurizio Sarri believes that there is still a lot more to come from his Chelsea side.
‘I think in this moment we are not at the top of our potential’
Sarri told Sky Sports News,
“I’m very happy for the three points.
“For us, in this first part of the championship it’s not very easy to gain points. I think in this moment we are not at the top of our potential.
“The first half was hard. 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.
“We are not a physical team and I think the best of the game is the capacity of suffering for 15 minutes. Then I think in the second half the opponents were a bit tired and it was easier.”
“From the physical point of view, it’s different.
“For the referees, it is different. Really different. Today with an Italian referee maybe there were 15 fouls more than with this referee.
“I want to do a good Chelsea. I have to respect the characteristics of the players, I have to adapt myself to the characteristics of the championship and of the players, so now I am studying my players.”
Chelsea vs Huddersfield
Chelsea started their 2018/19 season with a trip to Huddersfield.
The Blues were by no means at their best, however, that did not stop them coming away 3-0 winners.
N’Golo Kante opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 34th minute when he found himself on the end of one of Willan’s crosses, which did show that the Frenchman was playing slightly more up the field under Chelsea’s new boss.
New signing Jorginho then doubled Chelsea’s lead on 45 minutes via a penalty after Marcos Alonso was brought down by Huddersfield’s Schindler.
Chelsea would then kill the game off in the 80th minute when Pedro slotted home their third thanks to an Eden Hazard assist.