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N'Golo Kante, Jorginho impress in new-look midfield as Chelsea cruise

N'Golo Kante, Jorginho impress in new-look midfield as Chelsea cruise

Kepa Arrizabalaga debuted in goal, keeping a clean sheet, while Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Alvaro Morata and goalscorer Pedro also started in Sarri's first Premier League game on the sideline. After a choppy opening half hour, N'Golo Kante made the breakthrough and, from that point on, there was only going to be one outcome.

Despite putting up a staunch defence in the first half, they found themselves down 2-0 heading into half time and on the losing end of a 3-0 scoreline.

Chelsea were tested by Huddersfield's height and physicality in a scrappy first half that saw striker Steve Mounie crash a header off the post with the score 1-0, and Sarri said Premier League refereeing will be another element of his adjustment to English football.

Jorginho converted the penalty, a skip on his run-up leaving Hamer on his backside.

Job done for Chelsea and Sarri. The two goals were Chelsea's only two shots on target in the first half.

FW Pedro, 8 - Linked up well with Azpilicueta in forward passages of play and was the main beneficiary when Hazard came on as he latched onto a pass from the Belgian global to smartly score the final goal.

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The west London club moved quickly to bring in the 23-year-old Spaniard after they agreed a deal to sell Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid last week.

A corollary of the Italian international's arrival will be Kante playing a slightly more attacking role, his perpetual motion propelling himself forward a little more.

"I think the players have done everything, left everything on the grass".

When a team plays well but loses, it is sometimes hard to figure out if they have been wasteful or unlucky. That is not a surprise, perhaps, but it doesn't bode well for his chances of much playing time with Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Cesc Fabregas and Mateo Kovacic to come in. "We kept them away from our goal and as I said they scored out of nothing".

"We have to improve to defend in the other half, to press against three defenders".

There were questions over whether Huddersfield could keep things rolling after their achievement last season and they really didn't play badly, especially in the first half.


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