England stars in exile at Chelsea as Sarri makes his mark

England stars in exile at Chelsea as Sarri makes his mark

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is happy for Eddie Howe over his success at Bournemouth.

I am really very happy with him.

The 27-year-old has one goal and two assists already this season and Sarri has been impressed with the Spaniard's performances so far this season.

Following Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Bournemouth at Stamford Bride, Maurizio Sarri was in a laudatory mood regarding the performance of his left-back Marcos Alonso.

Howe included Jefferson Lerma, the Colombia World Cup player signed for a club record fee of £25 million ($32 million) from Levante, and left-back Diego Rico for their Bournemouth debuts and switched to a back three to contain Chelsea's threat. But I also think he can improve in the defensive phase.

Sarri had warned before the opening game of the league campaign that his side would face a hard start as he attempted to implement a very different approach to that employed by Conte. "So we changed the position and in the new position I think he needs to improve".

"They defended very aggressively and made the situation not so easy", told BBC Sport.

The move had only limited impact during a first half that was dominated for long periods by the home side. Last season, with Napoli, we went to Bournemouth for a friendly match.

Bar Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea boast a clean bill of health for the visit of Bournemouth this afternoon.

"The gap at the beginning was 30 points".

"In the first half it was very hard to play - we needed to move the ball at a higher speed - but it wasn't easy". He says he learned a lot from me. Giroud is no more the solution to Chelsea's striker problems, but his superior all-round contribution against stubborn opponents means Sarri faces a big decision. He's not only the best player in the Premier League, but once of the most talented you'll find anywhere in the world at this current time.

Sarri acted by introducing both Olivier Giroud and Pedro, and it took less than 10 minutes for the pair to combine to give Chelsea what was a deserved advantage.

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