David Wagner: Huddersfield 'tried everything' against Chelsea

Merson thinks Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez can keep out Spurs

GETTY Merson thinks Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez can keep out Spurs

Maurizio Sarri's side bossed possession from the outset in West Yorkshire, where it took 20 minutes for Alex Pritchard to muster a shot on target - an attempt that was straight down the barrel and comfortably stopped.

- Including caretakers, Maurizio Sarri is the ninth consecutive Chelsea manager to avoid defeat in his first Premier League game in charge of the club, with Avram Grant the last to lose his debut fixture (2-0 v Manchester United in September 2007).

"It's not always easy to adapt because it's a new style of play, but I think we did well".

After quite a few attempts to sign him, the eventual £150m valuation was just not good enough for the Spanish giants to get the attention of Chelsea. "I have to respect the characteristics of the players, the championship and now I study my players".

It came in the 34th minute when N'Golo Kante's mis-hit strike from Willian's cross bounced past Huddersfield goalkeeper Ben Hamer.

More flashes of what Chelsea fans can expect from "Sarri-ball" would have been anticipated and they received a brilliant example when Ross Barkley flicked Jorginho's pass into the run of Alonso, who won the penalty from Schindler.

"We fought hard and they deserve full credit because the mentality was wonderful". We as defenders need to help him and we did that.

This exciting Liverpool squad is just what the Premier League needs
You need to have the right personality for that very hard job. "We are still Rocky Balboa, not Ivan Drago", said Klopp. The first Sunday of Premier League action brings a nice little matchup to start the day: West Ham at Liverpool .

Huddersfield, too, can take heart from the performance, certainly in the first half.

We can expect plenty of adorableness from the Italy global in the coming months, not only because of the very good boy on his shinpads but also because of his relationship with his mother. I think the best of the game was the capacity was to suffer for 15 minutes.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner felt bad luck cost his side in the season-opener. Three goals and a clean sheet.

"We're happy because to be honest our pre-season games were not that good", Rudiger said.

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

"I have seen passion, desire, the spirit, which we usually have in our game". "I hope to be at the top of the potential of the squad in one or two months but I don't know".

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