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Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga enjoys a comfortable debut but distribution needs work

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David Wagner Huddersfield

Maurizio Sarri has handed Kepa Arrizabalaga and Jorginho handed their Premier League debuts as Chelsea take on Huddersfield on Saturday.

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

He created Chelsea's third goal for Pedro just minutes after coming on and whilst Huddersfield were already a beaten side by that point, he ran riot and was at his sizzling best gliding past players.

Jorginho then whispered something to Hazard that caused the Belgian to burst out laughing.

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.

World Cup victor Kante's untidy 34th-minute volley and Jorginho's audacious penalty on the stroke of halftime put Chelsea in control before Pedro wrapped up the points in the closing stages.

Huddersfield enjoyed more possession towards the half-hour mark as Steve Mounie's rising effort cleared the crossbar and a series of crosses from Town left-back Chris Lowe tested Chelsea's defence.

Not content with covering 75 per cent of earth and controlling the midfield, N'Golo Kante is now scoring goals! "The first half was hard - maybe if you look at the result you can think about an easy game, but in the first half we were in trouble for 15 minutes against a very physical team".

We made too many mistakes and missed our chances.

It was telling that Chelsea's first two goals came from their only two shots on target in the first half, and that one of those was a penalty, awarded for Christopher Schindler's foul on Marcos Alonso after a nice flick from Ross Barkley.

As for Jorginho's penalty, Sarri knew it was coming.

"He had the contract and it depended on Chelsea, but running close to the end of his contract, Chelsea had an interest to find a deal with Madrid, which they did". In the first line, we defended not like we wanted to defend.

The attacker who has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for quite some time now, was unhappy due to the lack of game time that he got under former boss Antonio Conte. However, they will certainly need to be more clinical and penetrative if they are to build on last season's fine work.

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