Chelsea's Hazard backs new signing Higuain to succeed in England

Tottenham's Fernando Llorente and Newcastle's Fabian Schar vie for the ball

Tottenham's Fernando Llorente and Newcastle's Fabian Schar vie for the ball

But Sarri is also looking at using Kovacic in Jorginho's position after Chelsea decided against signing a like-for-like replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who joined Monaco. "Only 20 minutes if I have to defend a result", he said.

Asked who can act as Jorginho's stand-in after Chelsea did not sign a midfielder in January, Sarri said: "We are trying in training with two players". Ampadu is more defensive but Kovacic is really close to Jorginho in moving the ball very fast at one touch, so I think in the future he will be able to do this position well. We need to beat City, and Hazard thinks we will.

So, I think Mateo Kovacic could be a very good option. But, as you know very well, we need consistency now.

"If we want to play every match with the same level of quality of intensity, we have to arrive in every match with a great level of application".

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Leo Dubois teed up Dembele for the equaliser, as the ex-Celtic forward beat Alphonse Areola to the ball to nod into an empty net.

He opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a rocket of a strike inside the box before an even more impressive second after the restart, N'Golo Kante cushioning the ball for the 31-year-old forward to thump an unstoppable first-time strike curling into the back of the net via a slight deflection off Terrence Kongolo. "Now he is improving". "It's very hard to play one touch without the movement of the other players".

'We didn't play our backs to the opposing goal like in the last match but we attacked the spaces, so we played our football'.

After making his Premier League debut in Chelsea's humiliating 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday, Higuain enjoyed a rather more fruitful outing against the seemingly doomed Terriers in his Stamford Bridge bow. He scored two goals, but perhaps more importantly, proved that he can strike flawless chemistry with new signing Gonzalo Higuain.

Speaking after Saturday's 5-0 win, Chelsea boss Sarri insisted that the issues don't lie with Jorginho, but with what his teammates are doing around him. "Of course, at the moment, we have to be happy about our season because we are in February and we are involved in four different competitions". It will be really very hard. "The championship is really very competitive".

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