Huddersfield Town 0 Chelsea 3: Disappointing result, not display, claims Wagner

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Chelsea are top of the table for now but they face a much sterner test against Arsenal, who beat them on penalties in pre-season.

The visitors, with world-record £72.1million goalkeeper signing Kepa Arrizabalaga making his debut, went ahead after 34 minutes through a scuffed effort from France's World Cup winning midfielder N'golo Kante.

Sarri was pleased to win, but did not think the match felt like a three-goal victory. Willian dashed down the left and stood up a cross that found its way to Kante at the back post.

The new head coach was helped by a returning World Cup victor and a new signing. Alonso broke into the box and was tripped by Christopher Schindler.

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

"I think you have to wait [to see "Sarri-ball"] for a couple of months".

Still, teething problems were to be expected given the Italian manager's arrival halfway through preseason, and Chelsea can take heart from the win, earned with their best attacking player, Eden Hazard, sitting on the bench for 75 minutes. The Belgian global broke down the middle and patiently waited for the right opportunity to pass before playing in Pedro, who dinked a nice finish. In the first line, we defended not like we wanted to defend.

Midfield is where Sarri's team will be made, so it was interesting to watch how they fared.

Higuain was heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer but ultimately signed for AC Milan on loan from Juventus.

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Willian dashed down the left and stood up a cross that found its way to Kante at the back post. Could they be potential title challengers this season?

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Further, talking about his future now that former boss Conte has left the club, the Brazilian global added, "I have my head here and I intend to continue in the club unless the club wants to sell me".

"I am really very happy because in the first part of the season I think that for us it is not easy to gain points", the Chelsea boss said.

And while it nearly certainly wasn't Sarri's primary motivation for bringing in Jorginho, it is a shift that could be enormously positive.

Kante will need to improve his finishing and his goal was fortunate.

After a frustrating debut against City, Jorginho produced a fine display at the base of Chelsea's midfield. Under Sarri, they could be maximised.

The ex-Everton man put in an impressive shift before being replaced by fellow Englishman Ruben Loftus-Cheek. We have to improve in this month, then it might be hard with the national teams. On Saturday, for Huddersfield, it was a little of both.

Hazard was introduced for the final 15 minutes and looked keen to make up for lost time as he teed up Pedro Rodriguez to round off the scoring. Yet, they didn't test Chelsea debutant Kepa Arrizabagala almost enough.

Last season Huddersfield survived with just 28 goals. "We kept them away from our goal and as I said they scored out of nothing".

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