Federico Fernandez is praised by Newcastle fans after Chelsea loss

Tuesday, 28 Aug, 2018

"I feel exhausted tonight, but the whole team is exhausted but we have the points".

The Pozzo family from Italy, who took over in 2012 and immediately sacked Dyche, also own Udinese in Italy and at one time had Granada of Spain in their portfolio, giving them a club in the top tier of three leading European countries. Of course, because the team is playing so defensively what ends up happening is one or both of the strikers drops and you get a 4-5-1 or a 4-6-0.

Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez, Ki Sung-yeung and Salomon Rondon all started for Newcastle, and it was the big defender from Swansea who fans were raving about on social media after the match.

"Yesterday I saw some games with the same system, and it depends on the players that you have".

The Stamford Bridge faithful have been praying all summer that Eden Hazard will remain a Chelsea player this season, despite being heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.

"It's not too easy to play here, this match has been more hard than Italy", said the former Napoli boss.

Now becoming just the fifth manager in the clubs history to win his first three Premier League games, many would have felt the Chelsea side of last season would not have shown a similar resolve.

Although Sarri said in midweek that he would only be able to play until the hour mark, Hazard completed the full 90 minutes and was rightfully named as the Man of the Match. As a manager, you have to make decisions; as a pundit, you have to give opinions. "That's all we can do in that moment - try our best".

"I remember a long time ago, I don't know if it was when Guardiola was at Barcelona, but they had 80pc (possession) against Celtic and they lost".

'Possession is just for the TV, for the stats.

Jorginho put on a passing clinic during the first half of Sunday's Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Chelsea.

"You have to create chances, you have to be solid and you have to do what you have to do to maximise what you have". Everyone has their own tools'.