Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri during Malmo v Chelsea
Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea “played their football” as they secured their first away win of 2019 with a 2-1 Europa League last-32 first-leg victory in Malmo.
Sarri wanted a reaction from his side after they were beaten 6-0 by Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday and said in previous weeks Chelsea were “not playing their football”, inferring his style of play was either not being listened to or used effectively
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The result puts Chelsea ahead in the last-32 tie – with the second leg next Thursday at Stamford Bridge – and Sarri was generally happy with the evening’s work.