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Watford managed to get their second consecutive Premier League win as they beat Burnley at Turf Moor last time out. The Hornets cruised to a 3-1 victory thanks to Troy Deeney and Will Hughes, who both found the net after Tarkowski had canceled out Andre Gray’s opener.

Watford are now level on points (6) with Chelsea, Man City and Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the standings. Liverpool and Crystal Palace, who both won their openers last week, will play their Premier League fixture on Monday.

CARDIFF CITY 0-0 NEWCASTLE UNITED

EVERTON 2-1 SOUTHAMPTON (Walcott 14′ Richarlison 31′ Ings 54′)

LEICESTER CITY 2-0 WOLVERHAMPTON (Doherty 29′ OG Maddison 45′)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3-1 FULHAM (Lucas Moura 43′ Mitrovic 52′ Trippier 74′ Kane 77′)

WEST HAM 1-2 BOURNEMOUTH (Arnautovic 33′ PEN Wilson 60′ Cook 66′)

 

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More from Maurizio Sarri, who has been asked also on Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata during the press conference following Chelsea‘s home win against Arsenal.

About the Spaniard, who scored a decisive goal and provided a convincing performance at Stamford Bridge, Sarri told journalists: “It was important for him, but I think he can do better. He can do better in the future I think”.

On Eden Hazard, whose assist was crucial for Marcos Alonso’s decisive goal: “It’s clear, he is a great player, but I think in this moment he is not able to play for 90 minutes”.

“I thought it was better for 25 or 30 minutes when the match was going down. I hope one week, maximum two weeks, he can have 90 minutes”.

On Loftus-Cheek: “It depends on the position on the pitch. I prefer on the bench to have two wingers and only one midfielder. It depends on any other situation”.

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Maurizio Sarri enjoyed a second consecutive Premier League win as Chelsea got the upper hand against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge this evening.

The Italian manager, speaking at a press conference, confirmed he remains happy at the performance from the squad despite the whole team “lost distances” in the last 15 minutes of a vivid first half.

Sarri said: “I think we have done very well for 75 minutes, 15 minutes were horrible. We lost distances. We were not able to press, only one player or two players. In the other 15 minutes it was better to smoke, I think. It was a wonderful match for everybody”.

I think that the players were very good in the second half because it was not easy for the final part of the first half”.

When asked if Chelsea can be competitive in the race for the title, he added: “Not in this moment, we did very well in the last 25 minutes but I think we have to work and I am not talking about the defenders, the defensive phase is the team. If we press very high we are able to do well. In the other moments if we are not able to press we are in trouble. If we want to defend by looking only at the ball we need to stay very compact and press in the other half. In that 15 minutes we were not able to do this and so we were in trouble”. 

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Chelsea faced Arsenal in their second Premier League clash of the season. Maurizio Sarri, speaking ahead of his first London derby as the Blues’ manager, confirmed he was looking forward to getting underway.

Chelsea scored twice in the first half as Pedro and Alvaro Morata were clever both to exploit their chances, with Arsenal struggling to score despite three massive efforts missed from a close range by Mesut Ozil, Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan earlier in the period.

The Blues failed to keep their double advantage as Unai Emery‘s men bounced back with two goals in the 37th and 41st minute in a vivid first half. Lucas Torreira replaces Granit Xhaka, who ha been shown a yellow card, while Maurizio Sarri made his first two changes by putting on Hazard and Kovacic respectively for Willian and Barkley.

The Belgian star swept past Lacazette before assisting in the six-yard box Marcos Alonso, who fires home for 3-2. Chelsea earn their second win in a row, the first one at Stamford Bridge also for the newly-appointed Italian manager. Five goals were scored in a dramatic London derby.

 

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Kenneth Omeruo has today joined La Liga side Leganes on a season-long loan, as Chelsea confirmed via their official website.

The 24-year-old who joined Chelsea form Standard Liege back in 2012, spent last season on loan at Turkish side Kasimpasa.

Omeruo also made two appearances for Nigeria at the World Cup in Russia.

Former Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino has been recently appointed as new manager at Leganes.

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Chelsea starlet Ola Aina will spend next season on loan with Serie A side Torino, who also have an option to make the deal permanent at the end of current season.

The Nigerian star told Torino’s official website: “The club has been keeping tabs on me for a long time, I hope I can make an impact here. I am aware this is a club which trust young players and this is very important for me”.

“I hope I can learn many things in Italy, especially in the way to cover the pitch properly because tactics and organization are crucial aspects in football. I can’t wait to get started”.

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Tiemoue Bakayoko will play next season with AC Milan as he looks set to sign for the Serie A giants on loan with option to make the move permanent for £35.6m at the end of 2018/19 campaign.

The Frenchman has travelled to Italy yesterday and is currently undergoing his medical with the Rossoneri.

Bakayoko, who joined Chelsea from AS Monaco on a £40m move last summer, failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge.

It has been reported AC Milan head-coach Gennaro Gattuso firmly promoted the signing of the 23-year-old.

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Chelsea remain at the top of the Premier League table after beating Huddersfield Town last Saturday with a 0-3 score.

Three more Premier League games were scheduled on Sunday as Liverpool faced West Ham at Anfield, Southampton took on Burnley and Unai Emery had his first official game as new Arsenal manager against champions Manchester City.

Liverpool got a comfortable 4-0 win courtesy of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane (who scored a brace) and Daniel Sturridge against Manuel Pellegrini’s men. Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva were the goalscorers at Emirates Stadium as Man City got the upper hand against Arsenal in their Premier League 2018/19 opener. Goalless draw between Saints and Clarets.

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MANCHESTER UNITED 2-1 LEICESTER CITY (Pogba 3′ PEN Luke Shaw 83′ Jamie Vardy 83′)

NEWCASTLE UNITED 1-2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (8′ Dele Alli 11′ Joselu 18′ Jan Vertonghen)

Man United and Spurs start Premier League campaign with narrow wins

BOURNEMOUTH 2-0 CARDIFF CITY (24′ Fraser 90’+1 Wilson)

WATFORD 2-0 BRIGHTON HOVE&ALBION (35′ 54′ Roberto Pereyra)

FULHAM 0-2 CRYSTAL PALACE (41′ Jeff Schlupp 76′ Wilfried Zaha)

WOLVERHAMPTON 2-2 EVERTON (17′ 67′ Richarlison 44′ Ruben Neves 80′ Raul Jimenez)

LIVE ON SUNDAY – West Ham face Liverpool at Anfield this afternoon, with also Saints called to action against Burnley, who will face Istanbul Başakşehir in the second-tie of Europa League third qualifying round match on Thursday.

ARSENAL – MAN CITY (Kick-Off: 3PM BST)

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Also Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner hailed ‘clinical and strong’ Chelsea after the Blues’ win in their Premier League opener last time out.

The Huddersfield manager, speaking at a press conference, told journalists: “It was a disappointing afternoon. I think if we play Chelsea at home most people would expect us to concede a defeat, which we’ve got, and at the end it was a deserved defeat. But I think we did have a lot of unlucky situations”.

“We played well. The players have shown commitment, desire, passion and created chances. We hit the bar twice – once when we were 1-0 down after conceding a very unlucky goal from a deflection”.

“In the first half we started on the front foot, where we really wanted to be active. We kept them away from our goal and as I said they scored out of nothing. We had the chance for the equaliser, but we hit the underside of the bar and this is what happens. They were very clinical”.

“Second half the boys tried everything. They left everything on the pitch, but Chelsea showed their strength and that’s why we lost. They had four or five chances and scored three goals and we were not able to use our chances. Chelsea were strong today, but I don’t think we’ve shown too much respect. We really wanted to get something out of this game.”

“It was Chelsea’s first chance more or less out of nothing and then we conceded the penalty, where we clearly made a big mistake. You can’t do that against Chelsea because they will hurt you, and that’s exactly what they did”.

 

 

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