Huddersfield 0 Chelsea 3
Maurizio Sarri made a successful start as a Chelsea boss, while his side faced a comfortable 3-0 victory in the Premier League at Huddersfield.
The former head of Napoli, Sarri, expects a bad early start in the warm-up of Chelsea, but the goals of N & # 39; Golo Kante, the summer signing of Jorginho and Pedro, have appeased the fears of an open day.
Winner of the World Cup, Kante scored a 34th-minute break and Jorginho's daring free-kick in the first half put Chelsea in check before Pedro closed the points in the closing stages.
Kepa Arrizabalaga, the most expensive goalkeeper in the world, has just had a parade to make on his debut in Blues, while Jorginho has entered without problems in a balanced midfield, which has refused to be exempted by David Wagner's terriers.
Kepa, signed by Atheltic Bilbao for 80 million euros on Thursday, had little to do for the first 20 minutes, when Chelsea played the ball, but did a sharp blow when he went straight to city midfielder Aaron Mooy.
Alex Pritchard fired Huddersfield's first attempt directly to Kepa shortly thereafter, which the Spaniard faced comfortably.
At the other end, the debutant goalkeeper of Huddersfield, Ben Hamer, signed a free transfer from Leicester, made a nervous start, twice putting the home team under pressure with misplaced passes from his penalty area .
Huddersfield enjoyed more possession in the half hour, as Steve Mounie's growing effort frees the crossbar and a series of crosses from Town's left-back Chris Lowe has tried Chelsea's defense.
But Chelsea took the lead on 34 & # 39 ;. Willian's delivery from the left has eluded Huddersfield's cover and Kante's missed ball in the outside terrain and inside the second post.
Huddersfield's response was quick, with Mounie directing the corner of Mooy's 36 against the inside of the far post.
But the Terrier was dealt a hammer blow to 44 & nbsp; when umpire Chris Kavanagh gave the visitors a controversial penalty.
Christopher Schindler's challenge on Marcos Alonso was judged to be illegal by Kavanagh and Jorginho waited impatiently for Hamer to commit himself before cutting his corner kick in the opposite corner.
Huddersfield fans will realize that the half-time goal was tough, but Chelsea decided to increase the lead after the restart.
Antonio Rudiger's header on the corner of Willian was well saved by Hamer, on the lower left, and Alonso's acrobatic shot from another set soon after cut the crossbar.
The referee Kavanagh further incensed City fans when he failed to see Kepa had clearly pushed Philip Billing to the 73rd minute head over the goal when he was assigning a goalkick instead of a corner.
Sarri sent Eden Hazard to Willian 14 minutes from the end and the Belgian helped put the game to bed.
Hazard sliced Huddersfield's defense in the middle before putting on Pedro, who brought home a low angle shot in the bottom corner.