Huddersfield Town 0 Chelsea 3: Jorginho helps get Sarri off the mark

Wagner celebrates Huddersfield securing their Premier League survival last season

Wagner celebrates Huddersfield securing their Premier League survival last season

We as defenders need to help him and we did that.

Chelsea started the first-half with the same languid approach that had optimised their pre-season, lacking any pace and incisiveness on the turn, instead reverting to an impassive and disjointed accumulation of short five-yard balls and careless clearances. "In his work he's very confident".

The Belgium goalkeeper left Chelsea for Real Madrid earlier this week in a £38million move, with the Premier League club going on to break the world record in bringing in his replacement Kepa Arrizabalaga. We all know Thibault's quality, but Thibault's not a Chelsea player anymore.

Chelsea were found wanting in last week's Community Shield defeat to Manchester City, but proved too good for Huddersfield despite leaving World Cup stars Eden Hazard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Olivier Giroud on the bench.

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Discussing his arrivals, the manager said: "The club was willing and we took a great goalkeeper, very young but he can become a great goalkeeper".

"Then in the best period which we had in the second half after 20-25 minutes where we hit the bar again, where we were unlucky, we conceded the third one and then at the end it was a deserved win for Chelsea".

An away win, featuring three goals and a clean sheet, are reasons to be cheerful, but add to that an all-round team performance from a group who have rediscovered the joy of being able to play an enterprising brand of football. That's good for us.

He created Chelsea's third goal for Pedro just minutes after coming on and whilst Huddersfield were already a beaten side by that point, he ran riot and was at his sizzling best gliding past players.

The Terriers were then dealt a major blow just before half-time when Chelsea were awarded a penalty for Christopher Schindler's sliding tackle on Marcos Alonso.

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A strike from World Cup victor N'Golo Kante, Jorginho's penalty on debut and a late goal for Pedro were enough to hand Maurizio Sarri a first win in the Premier League.

While City and Liverpool are the favourites to finish top of the pile, Chelsea will fancy their chances as they adjust to a new style of play under Sarri.

"Liverpool have spent so much money and the way that Man City dominated it past year, expectations are on them a little bit more. The ref needs to explain that to us because I don't understand why (it was not retaken)".

The France midfielder was typically dominant with his usual duties, but surprisingly clinical with an extremely rare goal for the Blues in the first half.

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