Sarri hails players after Chelsea victory

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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.

Chelsea took the lead through N'Golo Kante.

9 - With the exception of handing Kepa Arrizabalaga a debut in goal, Sarri played it safe with his first league line-up by opting for experienced heads to do his high-press bidding.

It took us a while to get going, but once we did, Huddersfield didn't stand a chance.

Eden Hazard also produced a lively cameo after coming on as a 76th-minute substitute, creating Chelsea's third goal, rounding off a near flawless start to life in English football for Sarri, who had predicted that his team would encounter problems with results and performances in the first half of the season.

When asked how long it could take for his players to be at their best, Sarri surprised many with his response.

Undisturbed by the pressure and jeering of the Huddersfield fans, Jorginho calmly dispatched his penalty with a skip before striking the ball - a technique some at Chelsea will have already seen in their pre-season shootouts.

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Playing the key anchor role, Jorginho boasted the highest passing success rate on the whole pitch (93.9%), while also making the most clearances (five). This would have been one for Huddersfield, but it is still early.

This will mean Barkley may once again find himself sitting on the bench at Chelsea, fighting with Ruben Loftus-Cheek for a spot as Kovacic's back up.

For the opening 30 minutes of the match, Chelsea barely troubled the Huddersfield defence and that was largely down to the impressive performance of Terence Kongolo.

DF Antonio Rudiger, 7 - Chelsea need a reliable rock at centre-back and Rudiger looked every inch the type of player who won't go missing when most needed. You can't do that against Chelsea because they will hurt you, and that's exactly what they did. But things do look bright at the back for the Terriers.

Callum Hudson-Odoi was tipped to start after a bright preseason. But, the youngster is surprisingly, not even in the matchday squad.

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