Sarri is questioned about his verdict in today's match … as well as his comments on Ngolo Kanté. "We have to play very three days, so I think in the future we will have to change very often. I was happy with the performance of young players in particular. About Kante, he asked if he claimed that the Frenchman was not talented enough to play in the central midfield. "I was only talking about the center, not the center on the right or the center on the left," answers h. "Cesc played very well [in that position tonight], especially in the first half. In response to his comment on Kante, he suggests that he was misunderstood. "I said something different. I said that in the central position of the three middle, I prefer a very technical player. Kanté has never played with me in this position. He has always played as an off-center midfielder. I think that he can do very well in this position. "We ask him if Kante and Jorginho could play together as midfielders. "Jorginho can not play in a midfield with only two midfielders," he replies.
Giroud: "The main objective was to show a strong reaction from the team [to Spurs’ defeat]. We can move forward now. I've scored goals in the past, but it's true that I was expecting more opportunities and some luck in front of goals. I have worked hard in training for this. I had a good help from my teammates. Excellent passes from Pedro and Cesc. I like this kind of ball behind the defense. When the manager put me in the starting lineup, I just tried to do my best and to do my part for the team. We needed this victory. We want to finish this unbeaten group, so we have to win one more match. We want to win this contest. And we want to do things in the Premier League as well. "
Full time: Chelsea 4-0 PAOK
The result was never in doubt from the moment PAOK sent Khacheridi in the seventh minute. The visitors did not disintegrate, but Chelsea dominated and scored two goals in each half. Giroud made two magnificent finishes in the first. Then Hudson-Odoi scored an impressive first start with his first goal for the club. Eventually, Morata came to the bench to nod in a fourth, from a Hudson-Odoi center.
90 min: Barkley places the freekick on the wall and on the bar.
89 min: Freekick for Chelsea in a promising position after a foul on Loftus-Cheek. It's about 23 meters, on the right. Barkley believes him …
87 minFabregas spots the goalkeeper on his line and tries to beat him midway. He is Spanish, but not Xabi Alonso. Comfortable backup.
86 min: Hudson-Odoi leads a counterattack. Morata takes a defender on a beautiful race, tells the teenager, Willian, who tries a slightly selfish shot in an unlikely position. The guard makes a routine backup.
84 minPAOK, so enthusiastic since the beginning, finally admitted that he would not benefit from this game, it seems. Chelsea is always looking for more.
82 min: Hudson-Odoi, operating right since the introduction of Willian, is aiming for another goal. But this time, his shot touches the top of the bar and flies over.
80 min: "Are you saying that we should just remove the box and that any foul anywhere could be a penalty?" Sniffs Scott Wedel. "Often, there are fouls in the area that do not pose a threat to score someone who is away from goal or otherwise, so it's an arbitrary area to impose penalties." No, no foul should result in a penalty. But you are right on this second part. I have clearly explained my point of view here a long time ago:
GOAL! Chelsea 4-0 PAOK (Morata 78)
The Spaniard responds to Giroud's challenge by sending a nice head into the net as a result of a good Hudson-Odoi center.
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Substitution of Chelsea: Morata on, Giroud off. This should be to preserve it for a weekend start.
72 min: PAOK continues to play with gumption. They did well not to sink here. And Sarri will probably be sorry that his team has not scored more.
70 min: Christensen is treated on the ground for an injury he suffered in an aerial duel.
68 min: Loftus-Cheek falls on the edge of the box after defeating a defender. The crowd roared with a penalty, but the referee saw that Loftus-Cheek lost ground.
66 min: Ampadu plays in the right back and is doing well, already performing some important tackles.
Substitution of Chelsea: Ampadu on, Zappacosta off. This is the first appearance of the Welsh international for his club this season, after outstanding performances for his country.
GOAL! PAOK Chelsea 3-0 (Hudson-Odoi 60)
The 18-year-old scores his first goal for Chelsea and it's beautiful! He picked up the ball in the left corner of the box, shuffled forward and evaluated a defender before fooling the goalkeeper with a low shot on goal. near to post.
60 min: Fabregas throws another nice ball to Pedro, who turns to his left foot and opens fire from the corner of the surface. It is deflected back for a corner.
58 min: After a corner is shot by the keeper. Zappacosta recovers the ball and tries to put it in the net at about thirty meters. It is a frantic effort that whistles barely a few inches from the bar!
57 min: Paschalaki makes another good deal to deny Loftus-Cheek.
55 min: Warda has made a big difference since her introduction at halftime. He is a talented and promising runner who wants to do damage to Chelsea. Many teams would have scored two goals and one man, but PAOK is showing great spirit.
54 min: Cahill deserved a reservation for cynically eliminating El Kaddouri while PAOK launched a counter-attack. The foul was right inside half of Chelsea but she failed a dangerous attack – that's why I have long maintained such fouls should be punished for a penalty, no matter where they unfold.
52 min: PAOK threatens with a fault on the right. It's in the center of Warda, who takes a touchdown and goes down to the surface. Emerson pulled the ball off his foot and grabbed it. He claims a penalty but will have to settle for a corner.
50 min: PAOK defended well near his box. Other than the mistake that led to the first red card, Chelsea had to play rough to forge openings.
47 minHudson-Odoi continues to look lively. The teenager is certainly not the type to show his talent: he runs to the defender on all occasions. But he is not a simple conman: he is cool and witty and tends to choose the right ball after dribbling.
PAOK Substitution: Warda on, Prijovic off. This is an advantage for an attacker so let's see how much it makes a difference.
"You're right that Chelsea's record score was 13-0, I was there," said Sidewater. "The opposition had a player with glasses and another with an arm." This is absolutely true. Guy Thill was the born striker with one arm. That day, two of his teammates were over 40 years old. In all fairness, they kept Chelsea 8-0 on the occasion of the Luxembourg leg.
HALF-TIME: Chelsea 2-0 PAOK
Chelsea was at the top even before the PAOK was reduced to 10 men in the seventh minute. Since then, the domination is almost total. Giroud scored two beautiful goals and Chelsea seems to want to do a lot more. Hudson-Odoi was optimistic in his debut, Fabregas led the midfielder, Loftus-Cheek showed some nice touches, Pedro and Zappacosta made steady gains on the right and Giroud showed that he was the best striker from Chelsea.
42 min: Jaba shows that PAOKs are not totally powerless. He made a great run to the edge of the Chelsea area before launching a powerful shot. But Cahill slips to block it.
40 min: Pedro is wrong in front of the goal after the best work done by Emmerson "Hey Paul, what is the Chelsea record in Europe? Is it going to beat tonight? "Cry Andrew Gilmour. The record win is 13-0 against Jeunesse Hautcharage in the 1972 Cup Winners Cup. And yes, there is no doubt that they will be defeating tonight. Honest!
GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 PAOK (Giroud 37)
Another delicate pass from Fabregas gives another beautiful Giroud finish! From a midway point position in the PAOK half, Fabregas dropped the ball over the defense and on Giroud's trajectory, who flew with the left foot into the net from a tight angle about seven meters.