Maurizio Sarri makes a winning start as Chelsea manager

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By: Sports Desk |
Published: July 24, 2018 12:45:52 am


New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri poses with the club shirt after the press conference. (Source: Reuters)

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri made a winning start with his first game in charge of the Premier League team that beat Perth Glory 1-0 in a pre-season friendly in Australia.

Chelsea forward Pedro scored a fifth-minute winner from six yards after being set up by 17-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi. The match also saw new midfielder Jorginho, who was signed from Napoli for £50m, making his debut.

Other highlights of the match include both Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Alonso coming close with a deflected shot while Ross Barkley hit a post. David Luiz was booked for a late first-half challenge.

Sarri has succeeded Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager on a three-year deal. He said…

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