Maurizio Sarri names the two areas Chelsea must improve before Arsenal clash

The 59 year old got off the perfect start 

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Chelsea made a slow start in the transfer window as they wanted to sort their managerial situation first. Maurizio Sarri was appointed as club’s new manager back in July after Antonio Conte was sacked despite his contract expiring next summer.

The 59 year old raided his former club Napoli to secure the signing of midfielder Jorginho, who became the Blue’s first signing this summer. The Italy International was close to joining Manchester City but his former manager persuaded him to move to Stamford Bridge.

The Premier League giants completed the signing of midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid on a season long loan. He was part of a deal which saw Thibaut Courtois going the other way for €35 million.

They also completed the signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao after activating his  €80 million release clause, making him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.

The Italian manager got off to a perfect start as the London outfit defeated Huddersfield which was secured courtesy of goals from N’Golo Kante, debutant Jorginho and Pedro.

Chelsea will face Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in next Saturday and Sarri has revealed that the Club will have to improve in two areas ahead of the London derby.

He said as quoted by Metro: ‘We have to improve to defend in the other half, to press against three defenders. We have to move the ball faster. We did it better in the second, there was more space and time.

‘It was a really hard for us. We were not ready to their situation, for us it was a problem. This team has not the experience against, maybe for the Naples it was not a problem. For Chelsea some players have only just arrived.

‘We are lucky now because we can work with one match a week. We have to improve in this month, then it might be difficult with the national teams. I hope in this month to improve the team.

‘The difference from the physical it is different. For the referees it is different. Maybe with an Italian referee maybe 15 more fouls than here.

‘I am very happy because in the first part of the season for us it is not easy to gain points. The first half was hard. If you look at the result you can think of an easy game.

‘We were in trouble for 15 minutes against a physical team, we are not a physical team. The best capacity was to suffer, but then I think the second half maybe they were tired.’

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