Chelsea's all-round effort ensures Maurizio Sarri makes winning start


The return of the industrious Kante no doubt helped him focus on the areas he excels in.

Although manager Maurizio Sarri had encouraged fans to be patient as he looked to install his football philosophy - known as "Sarri-ball" - at Chelsea, the club made the ideal start. "In his work he's very confident". "I wish him good luck in Real Madrid but now we have to concentrate on Kepa because he's our goalkeeper". We all know Thibault's quality, but Thibault's not a Chelsea player anymore.

If Sarri wants to make changes during the course of the game then he can look to his bench, where options available include Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud. "We did it better in the second half, there was more space and time". Three goals and a clean sheet.

"We're happy because to be honest our pre-season games were not that good", Rudiger said. "I have to respect the characteristics of the players, I have to adapt myself to the characteristics of the championship and of the players, so now I am studying my players".

Jorginho's arrival saw N'Golo Kante move into a slightly more advanced role, and while he adapted characteristically well, popping up at the back post to volley home the opener in the 34th minute, Chelsea struggled to play through midfield.

Before the half-time break, Jorginho added a second from the spot.

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Many are tipping Mourinho to suffer his traditional "third season meltdown" as he looks to bring the Premier League title back to Old Trafford .

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.

Christopher Schindler's sliding challenge on Marcos Alonso was deemed illegal by Kavanagh and Jorginho craftily waited for Hamer to commit before clipping his spot kick into the opposite corner.

It was one of the first pieces of subconscious and fluid play from Chelsea, and it immediately reaped rewards as it killed off Huddersfield just before half-time.

"Liverpool have spent so much money and the way that Man City dominated it previous year, expectations are on them a little bit more".

"There has been a misunderstanding that he wanted to get a move for the wrong reasons, but he was pushing to go out of Chelsea because of his child", Henrotay told BBC 5 live Sportsweek programme.