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Sarri happy after ‘very difficult’ Newcastle victory

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri admitted he was happy to maintain his 100% start to life in the Premier League after his side achieved a hard fought 2-1 victory away to Newcastle today.

The Blues dominated the game from start to finish, racking up a massive 81% share of possession. However, for all their slick passing, Chelsea had to rely on a contentious penalty decision and an own goal from Geordie right-back DeAndre Yedlin to secure their third win in three games this season.

“The match was very difficult and it was impossible to have space. We were good, better in the second half, but it was very difficult.’’ Sarri told the Sky Sports.

The former Napoli coach also refused to comment on his sides controversial penalty which saw Newcastle defender Fabian Schar penalised for coming through the back of Marcus Alonso, despite the Swiss defender seeming to make plenty of contact on the ball.

“I don’t know I was far from the incident and I am not the referee, and I don’t want to be a referee either.’’ He added.

Chelsea’s third successive win of the season sees them go joint top of the Premier Leaguewith Liverpool and Watford.

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