Eddie Howe rues missed chances in Bournemouth defeat at Chelsea

Pedro and Mateo Kovacic in training this week

But I also think he can improve in the defensive.

Chelsea were drawn against PAOK, BATE Borisov of Belarus and Hungarian outfit MOL Vidi in Friday's Europa League draw and Sarri says Loftus-Cheek will have a big part to play when the Blues' busy schedule kicks in.

"I think that now, for us, it's better to think about the next match", he said, before offering perspective by pointing out exactly how far Chelsea had finished behind champions Manchester City last season.

"I am happy with the result".

"Jorginho in this moment is a very important player for us and he is used to playing my football".

"We needed more movement without the ball, but I think we did well".

Bournemouth were disciplined and unsafe at Stamford Bridge, but second-half goals from Pedro and Eden Hazard ensured Maurizio Sarri's men became just the sixth Chelsea side to win their opening four Premier League games of a season; four of those were crowned champions in May.

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That goal offered the home team some breathing space and Eden Hazard's goal seven minutes from the end made their victory certain.

"Alonso, at the moment, this position at left-back is maybe the best in Europe", said the head coach.

Sarri had warned before the opening game of the league campaign that his side would face a hard start as he attempted to implement a very different approach to that employed by Conte.

The visit of Bournemouth was always going to provide another significant challenge with Howe's side having won at Stamford Bridge twice in the last three years.

The only two Chelsea players on injury are Cesc Fabregas and Marco van Ginkel.

Chelsea, though, had also demonstrated a degree of vulnerability at the back, particularly when Callum Wilson was left unmarked as he met Rico's 30th minute cross, only to divert the ball wide.

Of course, it will be in the matches against top six sides that will ultimately test Kovacic, yet it's certainly a case of so far, so good. "Maurizio has a very distinct way of playing, really hard to play against".

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