Maurizio Sarri reveals why Chelsea star left Stamford Bridge on deadline day

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Maurizio Sarri feels Chelsea will continue to improve under his stewardship, but the club's new coach will not aim to repeat his winning formula from Napoli.

It was Huddersfield's only shot on target in the opening period, but Kepa was relieved to see a Steve Mounie header off the post and eventually get cleared from danger.

The Terriers, meanwhile, were probably buoyed by the fact that their survival last season was helped by the point they gained against the Blues in their penultimate game of the campaign.

N'Golo Kante scored the first goal of the game, playing in a notably advanced role while the likes of Pedro and Willian proved useful out wide.

"This was a goal that was easily avoidable because we have spoken about this situation the whole week, how we like to defend, and we have seen we have to be switched on". Sarri has said it will take time to get his players playing his style; if this was anything to go by, the rest of the Premier League will be in trouble when Chelsea fully hit stride.

Hazard, like Courtois, was one of the best players at the World Cup and he would be crucial to our chances of doing well in the Premier League and the cup competitions.

But they were linked with one - a very good one at that. Jorginho will clearly be the key, the expert at quickly shifting the ball that Sarri knows well from Napoli. And it was a great display from the Brazil-born Italian worldwide.

And while it nearly certainly wasn't Sarri's primary motivation for bringing in Jorginho, it is a shift that could be enormously positive.

MF Ross Barkley, 7 - It's clear that Barkley is fully fit and the qualities he once displayed for Everton were very much in evidence as he played with composed intelligence in midfield. We have to improve in this month, then it might be hard with the national teams.

STAR MAN - Mounie seemed the most likely to hurt the visiting Londoners and came quite close to equalising after Kante scored in the first half.

When asked how long it could take for his players to be at their best, Sarri surprised many with his response.

At the same time, they did enough to unsettle Chelsea in attack, smartly deploying their numerous physical players and targeting Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back in particular. Could they be potential title challengers this season?

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