Huddersfield Town 0 Chelsea 3: Jorginho helps get Sarri off the mark

Wagner celebrates Huddersfield securing their Premier League survival last season

Wagner celebrates Huddersfield securing their Premier League survival last season

DF Marcos Alonso, 7 - Criticised by some supporters for lacking the wherewithal to play as a left-back in Sarri's system, Alonso did look laboured at times in defence.

Here are the winners and losers from the match.

Kepa, signed from Atheltic Bilbao for £72.1million on Thursday, had little to do for the opening 20 minutes as Chelsea hogged the ball, but made a hash of an early touch when he passed straight to Town midfielder Aaron Mooy.

And in the first game of the season it brought some reward with the French World Cup victor scoring the opener against Huddersfield.

"When we arrived in Madrid to make the signing, I had his parents, his brother, his sister, his child, the mother of the child, everyone is there and I said to him that I am delighted to make a great deal for him in going to Real Madrid but also it's a family coming together".

Alex Pritchard was a risky creative force in the final third, Steve Mounié came close on three occasions and hit the post with a close-range header just minutes after Kanté opened the scoring. He leads the press and controls the space between the defensive and midfield line. But under Sarri, the Frenchman may just find himself honing the attacking part of his game.

Maurizio Sarri feels Chelsea will continue to improve under his stewardship, but the club's new coach will not aim to repeat his winning formula from Napoli.

Chelsea took the lead through N'Golo Kante.

"There has been a misunderstanding that he wanted to get a move for the wrong reasons, but he was pushing to go out of Chelsea because of his child", said Henrotay.

"We started very well, on the front foot, and then the first goal came out of nothing".

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.

And that was when Chelsea grew into the game, with the Italian getting a feel of the opposition and exposing their weaknesses with the same quick short passes which he did so well at Napoli.

The first goal of the Sarri era came after 33 minutes from the unexpected source of Kante, who scored for the first time in 11 months with his third league goal for the club.

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