Chelsea Confirmed Lineup vs Huddersfield: Kepa, Jorginho make Premier League debut

David Wagner Huddersfield

The Blues are under new management this season in the shape of former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri, and Huddersfield will present his first Premier League opposition. That was the biggest threat to Chelsea's goal, with the Spain worldwide comfortably dealing with headers from Philip Billing and Laurent Depoitre. The striker, who was the tournament's top scorer in Russian Federation, has now failed to score a Premier League goal in August at 14 attempts.

Hazard came on for Willian for just his second outing since the World Cup and poked a pass through the legs of Terence Kongolo for Pedro to lift Chelsea's third beyond Hamer and round off a routine win.

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

New manager Maurizio Sarri has clearly put his faith in the Spaniard, not signing a new striker in the summer and allowing Michy Batshuayi to leave on loan to Valencia.

Moments later Marcos Alonso was upended inside the area and Jorginho cheekily slotted home after a hop in his run up wrong-footed Ben Hamer.

As Jorginho approaches the ball, he skips just before the taking his shot.

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).

Barkley did not have a bad game against Huddersfield, but he did not make the most of one of the few competitive opportunities he may have to show his worth. "I expect in the first part of the season some problems".

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Ayew suffered relegation with Swansea City last season, but he has made a swift return to the Premier League after completing a loan move to Palace on Deadline Day.

Newcastle twice hit the woodwork, first though Mohamed Diame before a deflected effort by new signing Salomon Rondon, on as a substitute, looped up onto the crossbar, but Spurs held out.

Goalscoring was a persistent issue for Chelsea under Conte last season and it has proven so again this summer, with Alvaro Morata failing to find the net in any of the Blues' friendlies as he battles to rediscover his confidence.

"A disappointing result, not a disappointing performance, especially the first half", the Terriers boss said.

Huddersfield fans will have felt the half-time score was harsh, but Chelsea set about extending their lead after the restart.

Callum Hudson-Odoi was tipped to start after a bright preseason.

But the 17-year-old was left out of the matchday squad altogether, with Pedro and Willian starting out wide and Hazard and Victor Moses the options from the bench.

The good news is that Sarri is teaching well, says captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

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