Sarri discusses Hazard's importance to Chelsea

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Chelsea host Bournemouth this Saturday in their final game before the first global break of the season, after a good start under Sarri winning all three matches so far.

Defender Azpilicueta - who has returned to right-back under Sarri having played the last two seasons as a right-sided centre-back in a back-three - has worn the armband so far this season.

'Alonso, at the moment, this position at left-back is maybe the best in Europe, ' said Sarri. I think Loftus will be very useful for us. He's doing very well in the offensive phase.

"It's not easy to play here, because here there are 20, 25 very good players, so it's not easy to play in the starting XI, but I think if he will improve more, he is ready to play from the beginning". He's not only the best player in the Premier League, but once of the most talented you'll find anywhere in the world at this current time.

Sarri had warned before the opening game of the league campaign that his side would face a hard start as he attempted to implement a very different approach to that employed by Conte.

"I don't know if we are able to win something this season, but Eden Hazard is very important to us".

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He also acknowledged that Eddie Howe set his Bournemouth side to defend and counterattack: "They are very organised defensively, and defended very well".

"The first half, the situation was hard".

Chelsea left it late to secure victory against Bournemouth and maintain their 100 per cent record. He says he learned a lot from me.

Sarri added on Chelsea's performance against the Cherries as a collective, with a fourth successive Premier League win having been secured: "I am happy with the result and I am happy with the performance".

The Spain striker won fewer than half his 16 duels and touched the ball only 11 times before being taken off for Giroud, who played a role in helping Pedro score Chelsea's first.

Chelsea were looking to penetrate the visitors through the wings after the hour-mark, and brought on Olivier Giroud in place of Morata and Pedro in place of Willian.