Eden Hazard On Bench - Chelsea Team vs Huddersfield Confirmed

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri expects to encounter 'problems' in the first half of the season

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri expects to encounter'problems in the first half of the season

Maurizio Sarri will be delighted to have kept hold of his main man during the transfer window and this performance will give all Chelsea fans encouragement for the rest of the season.

Maurizio Sarri enjoyed a winning start to life as a manager in the English Premier League as Chelsea outclassed Huddersfield 3-0 on Saturday.

"People have been saying not qualifying for the Champions League isn't good because you want to be competing at the highest level but I think it can help them if I'm totally honest".

Further, talking about his future now that former boss Conte has left the club, the Brazilian worldwide added, "I have my head here and I intend to continue in the club unless the club wants to sell me".

"We are lucky now because we can work with one match a week". I hope in this month to improve the team. We have to move the ball faster.

"Then in the best period which we had in the second half after 20-25 minutes where we hit the bar again, where we were unlucky, we conceded the third one and then at the end it was a deserved win for Chelsea".

N'Golo Kante opened the scoring after neat work from Pedro and the World Cup victor may score more goals this season as Jorginho's role gives him license to drive forward for the Blues.

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As it was, David Wagner's team were unable to do enough to cause serious problems for Kepa on the young Basque 'keeper's debut. Chelsea scored the fewest goals of the top six last season and have also struggled in that department in pre-season.

"I think the players have done everything, left everything on the grass". "The best thing for him was to play 15-20 minutes when the opposition was exhausted. It will be very important for us".

Huddersfield, employing a three-man backline, had impressed in the first half and could have cancelled out Kante's opener but Steve Mounie headed against the inside of the post. You can't switch on against a top-quality team like Chelsea. "The best capacity was to suffer, but then I think the second half maybe they were exhausted". Three goals and a clean sheet.

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

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

Even as Chelsea grew in the game and took the lead, Morata looked slightly lost in the attacking line as Willian and Pedro opted to cut in from their wide positions. "We tried and created some opportunities, but Hazard showed his top quality for the third".

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

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