Benitez's tactics were effective, but Sarri's style was rewarded

Marcos Alonso Chelsea

The Belgian has been carefully managed by Maurizio Sarri following his World Cup exploits, appearing only as a substitute in their first two games, but he was true to his word on his first start of the season at St James' Park.

Chelsea showed reservoirs of patience in trying to prise apart Newcastle's dogged deep-sitting defence and were quick to press when dispossessed.

While the metronomic Jorginho completed more passes than the entire Newcastle side in the first half, it was Hazard who was at the heart of everything for Chelsea, with his well-struck spot-kick the least his performance merited.

For all Chelsea's possession, they created fewer chances than Maurizio Sarri would have liked.

It was certainly a harsh call on a Newcastle defense who had been so tough to break down, but Alonso didn't think so.

The Italian worldwide is far from a goalscoring midfielder but we've already seen that he's pretty brilliant at taking penalties after his sublime spot-kick on his Premier League debut.

He added: "We had six players out of the team, Javier Manquillo, Jamaal and Jonjo Shelvey were injured, Kenedy couldn't play and Isaac Hayden was suspended". "He gives us a lot of advice, is good fun and it's no coincidence he has won everywhere he went in his career". Dubravka guessed correctly, but Hazard's penalty was too forcefully struck.

"I think that, in this moment, for a defender it's more hard to play in my team after only 20 days of training", Sarri said.

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Sarri has however taken over, leading Chelsea to two wins from their opening two matches, including a 3-2 win over Arsenal.

The early indications suggest he could thrive under the new head coach.

The speed with which the players adapt to the changing requirements at the back could determine how successful Sarri is in his first season in England.

"I don't know [about the penalty], I was far from the incident and I am not the referee, and I don't want to be a referee either".

He certainly seems to be enjoying himself.

It bodes well for what's to come.

Many would have expected Liverpool and Chelsea to be on maximum points after three games.

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