Chelsea defender Rudiger hails calm Kepa after opening win

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We made too many mistakes and missed our chances. After looking aimless for long periods in the first half they were much improved in the second, with more Hazard involvement likely to take them up a gear.

Ok, they were comfortably beaten by Manchester City during last week's Community Shield but opened their Premier League campaign with a 3-0 win against Huddersfield. France's World Cup victor scuffed a volley into the ground and it took a deflection, before looping into the corner.

"Jorginho is not a physical player, he is a technical player", Sarri added.

Also, Jorginho only misplaced four of his 66 attempted passes, recording an accuracy of 93.9% - the best of any player to start the match.

"I have seen passion, desire, the spirit, which we usually have in our game".

Julen Lopetegui's got the ideal start with victory over Milan in the Trofeo Bernabeu and he has confirmed that the presence of Keylor Navas and Thibaut Courtois isn't a problem as both are fantastic solutions.

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The 23-year-old signed a seven-year deal after completing his world-record £72.1million move from Athletic Bilbao as the Blues replaced Real Madrid-bound Thibaut Courtois.

It was telling that Chelsea's first two goals came from their only two shots on target in the first half, and that one of those was a penalty, awarded for Christopher Schindler's foul on Marcos Alonso after a nice flick from Ross Barkley. Willian dashed down the left and stood up a cross that found its way to Kante at the back post.

"A disappointing result, not a disappointing performance, especially the first half", Wagner said.

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. But, the youngster is surprisingly, not even in the matchday squad.

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

The good news is that Sarri is teaching well, says captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

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