SARRI REACTS TO CHELSEA’S 2-2 DRAW WITH VIDI

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Chelsea lost our 100 per cent record in the Europa League after our 2-2 draw with Vidi on Thursday night.

Maurizio Sarri made ten changes to the team that beat Manchester City on Saturday with Willian the only survivor from that team.

Willian scored Chelsea’s first with a fine freekick and moments later Ethan Ampadu, making his first start of the season, headed into his own net from a Vidi corner.

Loic Nego hammered a volley beyond Willy Caballero to give Vidi the lead in the second half before substitute Olivier Giroud bent a peach of a free-kick into the top corner.

Chelsea pushed for a late winner, but Vidi held on for a point.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed after the game that he was pleased with the team’s character and reaction after Vidi took the lead.

“We made a lot of mistakes from the tactical point of view,” Sarri said.

“I am happy with the character and reaction from the second goal. From the tactical point of view we made a lot of mistakes. We lost a lot of ball, can manage it better at the end.”

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata picked up an injury in the first half and had to be replaced by Giroud.

“The first impression of the doctor is that it isn’t too bad. But we have to check tomorrow,” Sarri said.

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