Sarri urges his players to support this superstar more

Sarri urges his players to support this superstar more

The Blues responded from the humiliating 4-0 loss at Bournemouth - their worst league defeat in over 22 years - by beating Huddersfield 5-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Chelsea also face Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round on February 18, either side of Europa League last-32 legs with Malmo of Sweden and Tottenham in the Premier League, after the Wembley final.

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One potentially using midfielders in a central position in place of Jorginho, Sarri had this to say: "We are trying during the training with two players - the first is Ampadu and the second is Kovacic".

"I can see there is a change from the Italian League because here the defenders go into you harder, especially when you receive the ball to feet", he told the Evening Standard. Hazard is now growing in confidence, and he reckons we'll beat Man City.

"I think it's a very fascinating League and also the way they play here in England - with a lot of dynamism - is really great".

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Sarri worked with Higuain when the Argentine scored a record 36 Serie A goals in a single season at Napoli.

"I think Kovacic could be a very good option, then we need to recover completely [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek after the back problem. If we are able to improve in mentality then it will be easier to arrive in every match with the right level of application, of determination". He's a great striker. he can hold the ball, he can play one touch, he's intelligent.

Something of a forgotten man at Stamford Bridge, Van Ginkel remains Chelsea's only injury absentee having damaged his ACL.

Huddersfield saw a return of the Italy international's more progressive side, though Sarri was keen to point out that even his midfield lynchpin's least convincing displays this season did not occur in isolation. "In the box he's unbelievable, so he will score more goals, I think".

"We feel we created some good moments, but we have to be much more aggressive and willing to score".

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