How Maurizio Sarri restored Chelsea's focus after testing week

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After Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand slammed Jorginho's display and labelled him as someone who "can't run, can't defend and provides no assists".

Maurizio Sarri's inconsistent side put the rock-bottom Terriers to the sword in some style on Saturday as Gonzalo Higuain got off the mark for his new club with a brace.

"We all needed that", Belgium global Hazard told Chelsea's TV channel.

Hazard is now growing in confidence, and he reckons we'll beat Man City.

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Sarri went 18 games unbeaten in all competitions after taking control at Stamford Bridge in July, yet since late November their form in the Premier League has dipped.

"It's going to be a different game than two or three months ago", Hazard told Chelsea TV.

Defeats to Wolves, Leicester City and Bournemouth - as well as a home stalemate with struggling Southampton - have them looking over their shoulder in fourth place, with Chelsea sitting 11 points behind leaders Liverpool having played a game more.

On-loan Juventus striker Higuain and Hazard teamed up for the first time at Bournemouth, but there was far greater optimism following the win over Huddersfield.

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31-year-old striker Higuain and Sarri previously worked together during their time at Napoli in the 2015/16 season, with Higuain breaking the long-standing record for the most goals in a Serie A season, by netting a sensational 36 strikes in just 35 appearances. He said, "Jorginho needs movement without the ball from other players because he's used to playing at one touch". He's intelligent. In the box he's unbelievable.

A confident Hazard predicted: 'I think they will have the ball.

'We were really very unsafe, we didn't play back to the opposition goal like in the last match with five players sometimes. For us that is very useful. "It doesn't matter the player that plays there, we have the same profile of football and that's what the manager says to us: 'Play fast, play quick'.

You have to work on the situation and, of course, we know in football you always have to improve, even when you win games".

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