Star reveals reason why he joined Chelsea


Star reveals reason why he joined Chelsea

Ross Houston
August 12, 2018

Winger Pedro scored the goal of the day, capping off an unstoppable finish after substitute Eden Hazard had launched a quality counter, surging half the length of the field before finding his unmarked teammate on 80 minutes.

"Then I think in the second half the opponents were a bit exhausted and it was easier".

There was barely a save to make for Kepa Arrizabalaga, who became the world's most expensive goalkeeper when he joined Chelsea for €80 million euros (NZ$138m) from Athletic Bilbao earlier in the week.

Sarri's half-time talk proves effective: There was some cause for concern after Chelsea's first-half performance.

"Today with an Italian referee maybe there were 15 fouls more than with this referee".


It appears this season that Jorginho could be one of Chelsea's most important players alongside the likes of Kante and Eden Hazard.

Jorginho also starts in midfield in what will be his first game in the Premier League.

"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".

Huddersfield boss David Wagner felt his side "tried everything" in their 3-0 defeat at home to Chelsea, but accepts the result was deserved.

"I think that Eden in this moment can not play for 90 minutes, he needs to have training", Sarri said of the Belgium star. I saw our spirit, togetherness and good attitude today, which is what we will need to be competitive this season. "In this moment we are not at the top of our potential but we had the capacity to suffer for 20 minutes in the first half".


It was Huddersfield's only shot on target in the opening period, but Kepa was relieved to see a Steve Mounie header off the post and eventually get cleared from danger. We hit the bar twice - once when we were 1-0 down after conceding a very unlucky goal from a deflection. "We really wanted to get something out of this game".

"This was a goal that was easily avoidable because we have spoken about this situation the whole week, how we like to defend, and we have seen we have to be switched on".

Forming part of a three-man central defence which switched to five when Chelsea were attacking, Kongolo helped keep Alvaro Morata, Pedro and Willian quiet. Marcos Alonso was hacked down and Chelsea were awarded a penalty.

"This is understandable after this good first half and you sit at half-time and you are 2-0 down".


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