Pedro, Hazard keep up Chelsea's winning start

Lydia FlemingSep 01, 2018

Bournemouth held their own during the opening three quarters of the match in West London, but clinical strikes from two of Chelsea's flair players made the difference.

Sarri stressed that his side can still improve despite the confidence they have shown as it is only the beginning of the campaign, but feels closing the gap with Manchester City in just one season will be tough.

"We have had good games against Chelsea and have really enjoyed them".

"I am very happy with the four matches, but only starting from now to the next match".

BOSS Eddie Howe hopes Cherries' unbeaten start will provide optimism they can emulate last season's win at Chelsea.

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri on the future of Ruben Loftus-Cheek: "I think that he will be important for sure, starting from September we will play every few days". I also think he can improve in the defensive phase.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "We know how hard the game's going to be but we're very keen to keep the momentum from what has been a really positive beginning".

Maurizio Sarri warned new Chelsea FC signing will struggle
This is always the way, but it is clear that defensively we suffered three goals but also we had chances to do more goals. Mkhitaryan followed Aubameyang's example by somehow also blazing over an nearly identical chance from close range.

Things didn't go as smoothly in the Italian's second season, and after months of speculation, he was finally relieved of his duties and replaced by his compatriot Maurizio Sarri.

"The first half, the situation was hard".

The move had only limited impact during a first half that was dominated for long periods by the home side.

"They were very organised and they defended very well but usually in this match you have to be patient because you can win in the last 20 minutes". Now we are trying to let him to play like a winger.

Fans had always quietly considered him an underrated player and his performances in a Chelsea shirt are really showing off his quality. I think it's up to him'. "At the moment, we crossed three, four, five times, so I thought Giroud, in that moment, was better".

"Alvaro is improving. Maybe he needs more space, but I am lucky because, in this situation, Giroud is very useful".

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