Chelsea blank Huddersfield in Sarri's debut

Wagner celebrates Huddersfield securing their Premier League survival last season

As well as brilliantly setting up the third goal of the afternoon for Pedro, the winger also embarked on a mazy run that took five Huddersfield players to stop him.

The signing of Jorginho from Napoli means that Kante will have fewer holding midfield responsibilities for the season ahead and the recent World Cup victor has been instructed to play further up the pitch in Sarri's new system.

While Sarri left smiling, Huddersfield manager David Wagner felt his side had shown encouraging signs despite the scoreline.

World Cup victor Kante's untidy 34th-minute volley and Jorginho's audacious penalty on the stroke of halftime put Chelsea in control before Pedro wrapped up the points in the closing stages.

Before the second goal, the Terriers had hit a post through Steve Mounie's header, but it was to be Sarri's and Chelsea's day.

But the game turned decisively towards the visitors when Chelsea doubled their advantage just before the interval as Marcos Alonso burst into the area and went down under challenge from Christopher Schindler.

There were howls of protest from the stands, but Huddersfield's players were broadly quiet, and rightly so. In the first line, we defended not like we wanted to defend. I felt the energy in the stadium and we were unlucky in the first half.

Hazard sliced through Huddersfield's defence down the middle before setting up Pedro, who drove home a low angled shot into the bottom corner.

"Jorginho is not a physical player, he is a technical player", Sarri added. "He knows what he wants and our target was to start really well which we have done and now we must get ready for Arsenal". He will have World Cup-winning team-mate Olivier Giroud breathing down his neck if he does not step things up quickly.

The attacker who has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for quite some time now, was unhappy due to the lack of game time that he got under former boss Antonio Conte.

The big problem last season was a lack of goals, however, and there was little here to suggest they won't struggle in that department again.

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