Thibaut Courtois' Real Madrid move from Chelsea not 'for wrong reasons'

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Chelsea benefited tremendously from the introduction of their talisman, Eden Hazard, in the second half and added a third when the Belgian made one of his signature daring runs from midfield to feed it to Pedro, who dispatched a neat finish over Ben Hamer in goal for the Terriers to put the game beyond any doubt.

Sarri acknowledged that his team struggled against Huddersfield in the first half on Saturday because they lacked the tactical grounding is his way of playing to adapt to Huddersfield's back three - a system they hadn't yet faced in pre-season.

"I have huge respect for Sarri, but he was the only one who wanted me at Chelsea", Higuain said at his Milan unveiling. "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".

"I don't want to do another Naples", Sarri said after the game, per the Daily Mail.

"It's true that some players push and it's true that at certain moments Thibaut was getting a bit stressed by the situation because Madrid made an offer and he had an opportunity to go", he said. This is after we sacrificed our greatest ever goalkeeper to accommodate him.

Goals from N'Golo Kante, summer signing Jorginho and Pedro Rodriguez secured a convincing win for Chelsea at the John Smith's Stadium, and club-record purchase Kepa Arrizabalaga recorded a clean sheet in relative comfort on his debut in goal.

"We were in trouble for 15 minutes against a physical team, we are not a physical team".

A recurring theme in the four years Courtois spent at Chelsea was the affection he still harboured for Spanish life and culture from his three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid, and at his unveiling at Santiago Bernabeu, he said he was fulfilling a boyhood dream by joining their more illustrious city rivals.

Chelsea's continued attacking foray helped them earn a penalty right at the stroke of half-time after Christopher Schindler's mistimed lunge brought down Marcos Alonso inside the area. "If you see the result you think it was a very easy match but in the first half, it was very hard against physical opponents", He told the BBC.

"You have to use your chances and (luck) wasn't on our side unfortunately, so we keep going and keep working, it's only the first game". I don't know. The situation until now has been very hard.

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