Chelsea - Premier League - 26 August 2018


"It's usually three months, but my feeling is in this team there are a lot of intelligent players so I hope only two months", he said.

Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United do not have the level of firepower that Arsenal had at their disposal last weekend.

Eden Hazard will make his first start of the season for Chelsea away to Newcastle United, while Mateo Kovacic has been handed a full debut by Maurizio Sarri. It depends on the card you have and each team is different.

"When I was at Napoli we were attacking all the time and ideally I'd like to play with five strikers but now I'm at Newcastle and I have to manage what I have". If that was the case we'd be saying they're doing a great job: disciplined, organised, everyone knows what they're doing.

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Newcastle responded and substitute Joselu looked to have rescued Rafael Benitez's men with a bullet header from DeAndre Yedlin's superb cross seven minutes from the end. "It was frustrating to concede two goals, to a penalty that was doubtful and the other from a free-kick that was doubtful".

"I have spoken with him twice this week, after I spoke to the club, so I think that Loftus-Cheek will remain with us. Now I am here and so happy". "I am more concerned about the second goal because after the foul we have to have more concentration". I will not complain too much about that. Grabbing a victor after conceding so late was also a good sign of the team's resolve. "Everyone knows that. If players have different opinions, then we have to speak about it".

"We gave everything to Sarri and in three years we have not won anything", De Laurentiis said on Friday. He's playing a brand of football that doesn't excite but saying I've got to do that. "It's not easy, but I have to try", Sarri told reporters. "It is easier, for a defender who is 30, it is more hard".

Chelsea enjoyed 81 percent possession in the match, with summer signing Jorginho completing more passes (158) than the entire Newcastle team, but they found clear chances hard to come by with home goalkeeper Martin Dubravka well protected. "I think that this team from a character point of view is a strong team".