FW Willian, 8 - Willian has also come in for unnecessary criticism from sections of Chelsea's support in recent weeks but, like Alonso, his contribution was pivotal when he assisted Kante's goal following a clever run.
Chelsea went ahead in the first half through a World Cup victor in N'Golo Kante, as he got on the end of a Willian cross and despite not quite connecting with the ball as he would have liked, he found the corner of the net. Even with 10 men, Brazilian forward Richarlison restored Everton's lead in the second half but Neves swung in a cross that was headed in by Jimenez to restore parity.
Sarri's side pushed Juventus hard for the Serie A title last term but ultimately fell short as the Bianconeri won a seventh straight league title, but Chelsea were impressed enough to appoint the 59-year-old as the successor to fellow Italian coach Antonio Conte for the 2018-19 season.
Town were flat on the restart and Pedro added a third ten minutes from time with a dinked finish over Ben Hamer. "But I have seen a player who is very happy to stay here, so I think it will be no problem, the new contract".
Despite dominating possession, Sarri's side looked uneasy early on and managed only two shots in the whole of the first half.
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"I think that Eden in this moment can not play for 90 minutes, he needs to have training", Sarri said of the Belgium star.
"We are lucky now because we can work with one match a week".
"This was a goal that was easily avoidable because we have spoken about this situation the whole week, how we like to defend, and we have seen we have to be switched on".
Maurizio Sarri began his Chelsea tenure with a 2-0 win (no, the Charity Shield doesn't count) against Huddersfield on Saturday, but the Blues weren't entirely convincing, particularly in a first half when the Terriers pegged them back for long stretches.
"I hope that the second part of the season, for us, will be very good with a lot of points".
And it looks like his current team will give him the opportunity to light up during games. "We really wanted to get something out of this game". "In this moment we are not at the top of our potential but we had the capacity to suffer for 20 minutes in the first half". Jorginho will clearly be the key, the expert at quickly shifting the ball that Sarri knows well from Napoli.