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Maurizio Sarri anticipates early season 'problems' before Chelsea reach full potential

Maurizio Sarri anticipates early season 'problems' before Chelsea reach full potential

Kepa was thrust straight into the startling line-up on Saturday at Huddersfield and Press Association Sport's Simon Peach looked at how he got on in Chelsea's 3-0 win.

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I am studying my players.

Attempting to recruit a replacement for Real Madrid-bound Thibaut Courtois ahead of Thursday's deadline, the Premier League club sought to buy Jan Oblak out of his contract at Atletico.

"We are lucky now because for three to four weeks we can work with only one match a week, so we have to improve in this month", he said.

"Second half the boys tried everything".

Former Napoli coach Sarri replaced Antonio Conte in a restless summer for the London club but any fears of an opening-day upset disappeared with goals from France global N'Golo Kante, summer signing Jorginho and Pedro.

It seems Sarri-ball has got off to a fine start and many more Chelsea fans will be able to see it in action next weekend when they play their first home game against Arsenal.

He has been their best player in recent years and the team needs him now, more than ever with a new manager in charge. "If you see the result you think it was a very easy match but in the first half, it was very hard against physical opponents", He told the BBC. Alex Pritchard and Steven Mounie combined well at times in the first half, but produced few clear-cut chances.

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All three goals came in a frantic opening 20 minutes on Tyneside, with two headed goals for the north London team coming either side of Joselu's equaliser for Rafa Benitez's Newcastle. I think in this moment we are not at the top of our potential.

While Sarri left smiling, Huddersfield manager David Wagner felt his side had shown encouraging signs despite the scoreline.

"Chelsea were very clinical".

A clean sheet in the stopper's first game will have done his confidence the world of good.

Sarri added: "The club was willing and we took a great goalkeeper, very young but he can become a great goalkeeper".

"We're happy because to be honest our pre-season games were not that good", he said.

"The second goal we conceded shortly before half-time is a goal which we should never concede".


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