Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis slams trophyless Maurizio Sarri

N’Golo Kante consoles an unhappy Arsenal fan after Chelsea defeat

N’Golo Kante consoles an unhappy Arsenal fan after Chelsea defeat

The England worldwide came off the bench for the final 22 minutes in Chelsea's 3-0 opening day win over Huddersfield but was not included in their squad for the victory against Arsenal last weekend.

Both men came off the substitutes' bench to make a decisive impact as Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 at Stamford Bridge last Saturday, with Hazard creating the winning goal for Marcos Alonso and Kovacic completing all of his 43 attempted passes in an energetic cameo.

Hazard was tried as a number 9 last season under Antonio Conte, although the Belgian publicly announced that he didn't like playing the position, preferring to play in a deeper role on the wing or behind a striker.

The 25-year-old failed to receive a call up to the Spain squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation and subsequently struggled for Chelsea in pre-season. "They should be fighting for the title, but I don't think people are [thinking that way] at the minute".

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And the Spaniard admits the pressure is on to get three points on the board when Arsenal take on West Ham on Saturday. If you need good technical players that they don't lose any balls, they can play together.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis replaced Maurizio Sarri at the club with ex Chelsea and Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelloti. "We can speak again about his situation, but only in December". A year ago it was direct, I had to protect the ball in the air and that's not my best quality.

"I could have gone back to Spain or Italy. Sarri always works with the ball and when you always have the ball the strikers will have more chances".

'It's easier I think for offensive players, but for defensive players it's more hard. "I want to score many goals but the most important thing is the team". They were beaten by a Juventus side who have dominated the league for years.

He added: "I'm very happy because it was three very important points against Arsenal. So I think that Eden will stay with us for all the season".

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