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

Maurizio Sarri anticipates early season 'problems' before Chelsea reach full potential

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".

Garbage Truck Driver Facing DWI Charges In Bicyclist’s Death Near Central Park
The NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the incident, which happened near 70 Central Park West . Madison's wall listed her as a former Swim Instructor at Leisurelink and a student of MacKillop College .

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.

Related News:



Most liked

US, Mexico NAFTA negotiators to resume talks next week - minister
The president tweeted that an agreement with Mexico "is coming along nicely". Trump took a different tact, however, with Canada. Trump says, "Canada must wait".

Trump Doubles Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum From Turkey
Turkey's president Recep Erdogan has hit back hard, saying his country is now in a state of " economic war " with America. People change money at a currency exchange office in Istanbul , Turkey, Aug. 10, 2018.

From Kante to the kids, winners and losers as Chelsea beat Huddersfield
The last time the sides met, Huddersfield earned an improbable draw at Stamford Bridge to secure Premier League survival. As such, the fact they won 3-0 anyway is a good sign that the acclimatisation period might not be too calamitous.

Gary Lineker says Richarlison bargain signing for Everton at £40m
Michael Keane rose highest the ball pinballed off a defender before allowing Richarlison to bang home into an empty net. Despite being down to ten men, the Blues came out of the half-time the better of the two sides and regained their lead.

Scrappy Spurs open with away win in Newcastle
An increasingly open second period surprisingly failed to produce further addition to the score, as both goalkeepers excelled. Tottenham's second goal was simple in its construction and should have been comfortably dealt with.

'Stolen' plane closes Seattle airport before crashing into sea
Ruling out a terror link, Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor noted that " most terrorists don't do loops over the water". The plane had crashed near the southern tip of the island, its wings sheared off and the fuselage resting upside down.

Actress Sean Young Wanted For Questioning In Queens Burglary
The case was settled out of court and Young denied the allegations in a 2007 interview with Entertainment Weekly . Actress Sean Young could be in trouble with the NYPD - they want to question her about a brazen daytime robbery.

Anderson takes five as India 107 all out at stumps
On the Day 2, English bowlers used the conditions perfectly and restricted India for just 107 runs in the first innings. But Bairstow, as he's often done before, held firm while attacking the loose ball.

NCAA Unveils A Number Of Major Changes To Rules & Policies
Furthermore, reports have surfaced that USA Basketball isn't interested in grading high school players as "elite" or not. The NCAA has announced changes to rules regarding highly-touted basketball prospects.

13 numbers to know about Round 3 at the PGA Championship
Rory McIlroy opened with seven straight pars, and then he belted a drive 359 yards on the par-5 eighth hole when the rain arrived. Finau shot a 1-under par 69 in Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St.

News Corp heralds digital on way to $US1.4b loss
The loss is the second in as many fiscal years for the publishing giant, after posting a US$643 million negative effort in FY17. In December , Australia's competition watchdog the ACCC gave the proposed merger between Foxtel and Fox Sports the green light.

BC government announces proposed changes to ICBC rates
It is built around ensuring the vehicle rather than the driver and allows discounts to drivers despite multiple crashes. But crashes caused by the learner before they get their licence won't be counted in their driving history.

Jose Mourinho criticises Manchester United summer - Leicester spent more than us
The Frenchman, who had been linked with a possible transfer window move to Barcelona, said he remained hungry for more success. We were in trouble. "I think football is changing and probably football managers should be called head coaches".

Crystal Palace sign Jordan Ayew on season-long loan
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.

NBA, USA basketball blindsided by NCAA's rule changes
Listen in to have DG explain why these new measure aren't a panacea, but a logical step in the right direction for college hoops. The NCAA chose to come up with new rules that will protect its players and keep them from being targeted.