Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

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

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

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was delighted to start Premier League life with a comprehensive victory at Huddersfield, although the difference in physicality and refereeing is going to take some getting used to.

The Italian, famous for indulging his tobacco habit on the touchlines of the grounds in Serie A, has been forced to abide by rules governing English stadiums which forbid smoking - and he apparently did so by chewing unlit cigarettes during his Premiership debut.

It came in the 34th minute when N'Golo Kante's mis-hit strike from Willian's cross bounced past Huddersfield goalkeeper Ben Hamer. He insisted that it's now up to the players to be at par with Sarri's high-energy and quick passing style of football.

Maybe it's time to invest in some nicotine patches, Maurizio?

But Chelsea took the lead in the 34th.

He has deemed the Frenchman to be surplus to requirements, despite a desire from Bakayoko to remain on Chelsea's books and try and play his way into form.

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'I don't want to do another Naples, ' said Sarri.

Sarri says that the next month will be crucial in determining the success of his team adapting to a new system, before Europa League and Carabao Cup games start to pile up.

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. We have to improve in this month, then it might be hard with the national teams.

"There is a misunderstanding in the feeling that he wants to get a move for the wrong reasons, but certainly he was pushing to go out of Chelsea because of his child", Henrotay told BBC 5 Live's "Sportsweek" radio show. I am studying my players.

"We're happy because to be honest our pre-season games were not that good", he said. "But I have seen a player who is very happy to stay here, so I think it will be no problem, the new contract". "We moved the ball well and to have a good bench is always good". Three goals and a clean sheet.

"I don't know, he has always kicked the penalty like this", Sarri shrugged.

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