They were able to defeat an previously unbeaten Everton team that has looked good in the early going, grabbing the all important first three points of the season in the process. "Hazard in the last 25 minutes did very well, more on the right than the left, but it was very hard for the striker and the two wingers".
"I see Declan working every day and I know the way he does it", Pellegrini told reporters after the game. In March or April, it could be a problem, but not now.
Giroud was picked ahead of Morata for the match against West Ham on Sunday, with Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri opting for his greater physical presence, but the French World Cup victor struggled to impose himself.
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West Ham face League Two side Macclesfield Town next in the Carabao Cup before another tough home assignment against Manchester United on Saturday.
So maybe we could have done better in the last 25 minutes of the first half. "So it's OK, one point, for today".
"We have to play against a very, very good team who have worked with the same coach for three years".
The derby against West Ham follows on from Chelsea's first European assignment of the campaign at PAOK.
"They were cutting out very well every pass for [Olivier] Giroud, so we needed two wingers, I think".
The Germany global joins Pedro Rodriguez on the sidelines, but the Chelsea head coach is hopeful of being able to call upon both when Liverpool visit Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday. Today it was a very hard match for the wingers and strikers.
It would probably be slightly misguided for West Ham to go all out attack, but hopefully they'll commit men forward when they get the chance, and that should make for a decent game. Maybe I will have to change 11 players, maybe only five. "We hope to have him back by the end of the week", Sarri said.