Huddersfield Town 0-3 Chelsea: 5 Hits and Flops

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The introduction of Eden Hazard with 15 minutes to play allowed Chelsea to regain control of the ball, especially in the final third, and it was his driving run and pass that set up the onrushing Pedro to wrap up the three points with a chipped finish.

Ok, they were comfortably beaten by Manchester City during last week's Community Shield but opened their Premier League campaign with a 3-0 win against Huddersfield.

It came in the 34th minute when N'Golo Kante's mis-hit strike from Willian's cross bounced past Huddersfield goalkeeper Ben Hamer.

New manager Maurizio Sarri has clearly put his faith in the Spaniard, not signing a new striker in the summer and allowing Michy Batshuayi to leave on loan to Valencia.

Huddersfield enjoyed more possession toward the half-hour mark as Steve Mounie's rising effort cleared the crossbar and a series of crosses from Huddersfield left-back Chris Lowe tested Chelsea's defence.

Maurizio Sarri's spell at Chelsea has got off to an impressive start.

There will be much to work on but also plenty to please Sarri: Three goals, occasional spells of the lightning-fast passing and decision-making that he wants, plus an assured debut for new goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who dealt with the relatively few challenges he faced with little to no fuss.

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Sarri signed Italy global in a Jorginho £57 deal from Napoli to improve Chelsea FC's midfield ahead of the 2018-19 campaign. "In this moment we are not at the top of our potential but we had the capacity to suffer for 20 minutes in the first half".

We made too many mistakes and missed our chances.

"I don't know, he has always kicked the penalty like this", Sarri shrugged.

After Antonio Rudiger won an aerial battle inside his own half, Jorginho's neat touch played in Pedro who pushed forward before passing to Willian.

For long spells in the first half, David Wagner's side seemed to have Chelsea more or less where they wanted them.

"We will prepare for our matches and fight with him on our side".

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