Chelsea get off to a flying start vs Huddersfield Town: match report
Mirror's writers Steve Bates and Danny Wittenberg briefly explain how the 3-0 win unfolded
''Maurizio Sarri made a winning start to life in the Premier League as his stars comfortably navigated a tricky start at Huddersfield with a 3-0 cruise. And the new Chelsea boss saw his key £57m summer signing Jorginho – with him at Napoli – help set up the win with influential first-half contributions.
''The Italian play-maker had a hand in the first goal for N'Golo Kante after 34 minutes then scored the second himself from the spot after starting the move in his own penalty box. Jorginho had been closely shadowed but was at the heart of the opening goal passing to Pedro who in turn found Willian who crossed for Kante to shoot past Town's debutant keeper Ben Hamer.
''Nine minutes later Jorginho kick-started Chelsea from their own box, sprinted forward and teed up Ross Barkley for a clever flick for the on-rushing Marcos Alonso. The left-back was tackled by Christopher Schindler as he tried to shoot and referee Chris Kavanagh awarded a spot-kick which Jorginho cheekily dispatched.
''Chelsea could have increased their lead after the interval by Marcos Alonso hooked a shot onto the bar and moments later just missed with another shot.
''New goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, a £71m replacement from Athletico Bilbao for Real-Madrid capture Thibaut Courtois, was barely tested.
''Sarri brought Eden Hazard off the bench for the closing 20 minutes - and the Belgian set up Pedro for Chelsea's third soon after coming on.''