Maurizio Sarri hopes Chelsea can play 'Sarri-ball' within a month

Jose Mourinho has endured a tough pre-season with Manchester United

GETTY Jose Mourinho has endured a tough pre-season with Manchester United

Sarri, the 59-year-old Italian charged with resurrecting a Chelsea side which fell stagnant during the stewardship of former head coach Antonio Conte, started his Premiership career with a 3-0 win away to Huddersfield Town in the first round of games of the new English season this weekend. "I have to respect the characteristics of the players, the championship and now I study my players".

"We are lucky now because we can work with one match a week". And then [after that] it will be hard, especially with the national teams. So I hope in this month to improve the team'.

"I have seen passion, desire, the spirit, which we usually have in our game. We moved the ball well and to have a good bench is always good".

More flashes of what Chelsea fans can expect from "Sarri-ball" would have been anticipated and they received a brilliant example when Ross Barkley flicked Jorginho's pass into the run of Alonso, who won the penalty from Schindler.

"When we arrived in Madrid to make the signing, I had his parents, his brother, his sister, his child, the mother of the child, everyone is there and I said to him that I am delighted to make a great deal for him in going to Real Madrid but also it's a family coming together". "The best thing for him was to play 15-20 minutes when the opposition was exhausted". If you look at the result you can think of an easy game. So we were not ready for this situation and it was a problem and this team did not have the experience against this.

"Then in the best period which we had in the second half after 20-25 minutes where we hit the bar again, where we were unlucky, we conceded the third one and then at the end it was a deserved win for Chelsea". Unfortunately for Huddersfield and their manager David Wagner, Hazard was at his brilliant best. They were very clinical. The Brazilian was particularly impressive against the Terriers on Saturday and dominated the air as he helped his side keep a clean sheet.

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