There were many brilliant performers in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Brighton in the Premier League game at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
The Blues defeated the Seagulls 3-0, with goals from Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to send Chelsea up to fifth on table as the fight for top four now intensifies.
The media was awash with the performance of Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi who got his first ever Premier League start for the Blues and put in an inspired performance to show the manager that he’s indeed ready to play at the big stage.
After answering so many questions on Hudson-Odoi, Sarri took time out to praise young defender Andreas Christensen who did a good job in defence.
“I have to say another thing. We are talking about Callum and Ruben, but I was impressed by the performance of Christensen,” Sarri said.
“I want to speak also about him. In the last period Christensen has played five or six matches really very well.”
Sarri was asked about the future of Christensen, Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi, and the Italian believes that the trio can go on to become the future at Chelsea.
Sarri said: “I think so, and I hope so. They are at the moment very important players, but their potential is higher, so in the future they can become top players. For this team the future could be good.”
Speaking generally on the game, Maurizio Sarri admitted that it wasn’t an easy game as Chelsea went on to beat Brighton 3-0 at home.
“The match was not easy,” Sarri said afterwards. “We played very well and at the end it seems like it was easy, but we deserved to win.
“We deserved to win 3-0 because we played a very good match with the right level of enthusiasm, with the right level of intensity for 75 minutes, of course not in the last 15 minutes, but we deserved to win.”