Hamsik Says 'Sick Man' Sarri Made The Biggest Impact at Napoli

Calvin Saunders
August 27, 2018

Chelsea did get a victor through Yedlin's own goal shortly after, but the Super Sunday panel still took time to debate the decisions, with some mixed opinions in the studio.

"They have a good manager - I know Sarri well from his experience in Italy".

Two goals in three minutes by Aleksandar Mitrovic helped promoted Fulham to a first win of the Premier League campaign on Sunday when they beat Burnley 4-2 at Craven Cottage. "It's a pity because we were very close", Benitez said.

"It is not about me and tactics, it is about players, the bigger picture".

And the 59-year-old Italian knows this kind of concern always plagues him during his arrival at a new club, citing that his specific defensive instruction to "watch the ball" and "not the man" requires unlearning techniques previously ingrained in players. I think it's the right way to think for him but I have to think for everybody'.

Hazard had the last laugh, though, and is set to thrive in the attacking, possession-based approach that Chelsea is adopting under Sarri.

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Antonio Rudiger rattled the crossbar in the 70th minute but Newcastle contained the pressure until Fabian Schar tripped Alonso in the box. "Against these teams you can lose because they play a crucial pass, or ball behind, or fantastic cross, so to concede two goals, a penalty that was doubtful, and a free kick that was doubtful. If players have different opinions then we have to speak about it, that's it, and then we stick to the plan".

The Blues coach will now switch his attention to his side's crunch tie at St James' Park home to Newcastle United who coincidentally is coached by the man Sarri succeeded at Napoli.

"The match has been very hard, they were so compact it was impossible to have spaces, so it was really hard", the coach told Sky Sports.

"If you're a Newcastle player in that dressing room, you're embarrassed", said Harry's son - while former Reds legend Souness added: "I think you'd rather lose 3-0 having a go than lose the way they lost today".

"I have never seen a Rafa Benitez side play with five defenders".

'I thought Mateo and Eden played very well in the last 30 minutes, but also at that moment, the intensity of the match was going down. We need to improve, and we want to reach our 100 per cent as soon as possible.

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