Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri

02 September, 2018, 00:37 | Author: Christina Harvey
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Chelsea host Bournemouth this Saturday in their final game before the first worldwide break of the season, after a good start under Sarri winning all three matches so far.

Late goals from Pedro and Eden Hazard have earned Chelsea a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth in Saturday's Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.

Defender Azpilicueta - who has returned to right-back under Sarri having played the last two seasons as a right-sided centre-back in a back-three - has worn the armband so far this season.

'Physical qualities at a top level, I think. "He's doing very well in the offensive phase", Sarri explained. "If he does, I think he can be the best left-back in the world".

The midfielder played his part in England's march to the World Cup semi-finals after being picked on the back of performances while on a season-long loan at Crystal Palace. [Bournemouth] are very organised defensively, and defended very well.

Chelsea remained in the ascendancy as the first half progressed with Willian dragging a shot marginally wide of Asmir Begovic's post, but the best opportunity of the opening 45 minutes went to the visitors. "But in this kind of match, usually you can win in the last 20-25 minutes, so I was always confident".

Bournemouth were disciplined and unsafe at Stamford Bridge, but second-half goals from Pedro and Eden Hazard ensured Maurizio Sarri's men became just the sixth Chelsea side to win their opening four Premier League games of a season; four of those were crowned champions in May.

"Jorginho in this moment is a very important player for us and he is used to playing my football".

"In the first half it was very hard to play - we needed to move the ball at a higher speed - but it wasn't easy".

"Cesc is still out", Sarri said during his pre match press conference, via the Daily Star.

The Chelsea coach reacted by introducing Pedro and Olivier Giroud in place of Willian and Alvaro Morata and the home side started playing with more objective.



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