Chelsea boss Sarri: We need consistency now.

Sarri wants his Blues to be consistent.

Higuain, Eden Hazard and Chelsea teammates celebrate. (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

Chelsea returned to winning ways in the Premier League as they beat Huddersfield 5-0 at Stamford Bridge and Maurizio Sarri heaped praise on his side after the clash.

The Blues were ruthless as they swept aside the club at the bottom of the league, with Gonzalo Higuain scoring his first two goals for the club and Eden Hazard also netting a brace - to take the Belgian’s season tally to 15. David Luiz was also on target as he added the fifth in the closing minutes, with a powerful header from a corner that was deflected into the net by Elias Kachunga.

And following the triumph, the Italian was clearly pleased with his team’s performance.

Sarri said as quoted: ‘I think we started very well in the first 25-30 minutes. I saw my football, we moved the ball very fast, we had good movements without the ball and we were very dangerous. I’m really very happy, we played well for 90 minutes and defended well for 90 minutes. We played a good match but we need consistency now.’

On Higuain and Hazard both scoring twice, the Chelsea boss said: ‘I know very well when Higuain arrived he wasn’t at the top of his physical condition. Now he’s improving and I’m happy because apart from the goals he’s very suitable to play close to Eden.

‘On the pitch they’re very suitable to play with one close to the other. For us it’s very useful to have Higuain because he will be able to score a lot of goals, but it’s also important for Eden.’

The Blues scored five goals in a Premier League game for the first time since December 2017, when they beat Stoke 5-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Higuain - who signed on loan in January - became the first Chelsea player to score twice on their home league debut for the club since Mario Stanic v West Ham in August 2000.

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