Published: Tue, February 05, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Sarri urges his players to support this superstar more

Sarri urges his players to support this superstar more

David Luiz added a fifth goal for Chelsea against bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield, with Jorginho enjoying one of his most impressive displays in the Premier League.

Eden Hazard was on fire during Chelsea's 5-0 demolition of Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon.

He said: "Today is all positive, we played a full 90 minutes, defended very well, so it was a very good match but we need consistency now, we have to continue to play with the same mentality in all the matches". It was evident in the wave of exasperated groans that greeted every backwards Jorginho pass; every good shooting opportunity turned down in search of a great one; every visiting counter-attack that escaped Chelsea's high press. "We will defend well and then we will score one goal or two".

Sarri, aware that Jorginho is central to his footballing philosophy, continued: "We have movements without the ball and, for Jorginho, it's easier I think". At times he has also deserved it, becoming a little passive and tentative as he adapts to a league more intense and physical than anything he has known before.

However, the departure of Cesc Fabregas left them short of option in the midfield, and Sarri has now revealed which players can fill the gap when needed.

"Jorginho needs movement without the ball from other players, because he's used to playing at one touch", Sarri insisted.

Higuain was brought in on loan from Juventus following the struggles of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud in front of goal this season.

"The stadiums are full, there's a great atmosphere, so this is something very nice for the players and in the streets you can go about your day very calmly, very relaxed".

Higuain returns to action with Chelsea on Sunday, February 10, with a trip to English champions Manchester City. He's intelligent. In the box he's unbelievable.

"He can score from everywhere, he scored a lot of goals in Italy and Spain". His form will play a crucial role in determining whether Sarri's side achieve their aim of securing a strong finish in the top four this season.

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