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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

In a ruthless display of finishing Chelsea also netted with their second effort, new boy Jorginho coolly converting a penalty on the stroke of half-time after Marcos Alonso was felled inside the box.

"I think the players have done everything, left everything on the grass". But the Blues were clearly the better side on the day despite not kicking into gear under Sarri just yet.

"I don't want to do another Napoli, I want to do a Chelsea", Sarri told a news conference.

"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".

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Kante is already recognised as one of the better midfielders in Europe for his ability to appear in many places at one time defensively.

According to the club's official website, Arrizabalaga will wear the number one jersey at Stamford Bridge whilst Kovacic will sport the number 17 in his year in West London.

Kepa, signed from Atheltic Bilbao for £72.1million on Thursday, had little to do for the opening 20 minutes as Chelsea hogged the ball, but made a hash of an early touch when he passed straight to Town midfielder Aaron Mooy. 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. So we were not ready for this situation and it was a problem and this team did not have the experience against this.

"In the first half we started on the front foot, where we really wanted to be active", he said.

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MF Jorginho, 8 - Chelsea's new midfield general looked composed and creative throughout as he confidently played give-and-go football with his teammates.

Chelsea and Tottenham dispelled doubts about their readiness to make winning starts to the Premier League on Sunday (NZ time).

Playing the key anchor role, Jorginho boasted the highest passing success rate on the whole pitch (93.9%), while also making the most clearances (five).

The ex-Everton man put in an impressive shift before being replaced by fellow Englishman Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

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"I have references about him from players like Pepe Reina, who was at Napoli and knows him, and was very happy with him".