Chelsea blank Huddersfield in Sarri's debut

David Wagner is pleased with Huddersfield's transfer business

With Eden Hazard on the bench, Jorginho was chosen to take a Chelsea penalty after Alvaro Morata was clipped in the box by a Huddersfield Town defender - and the Italian mystified goalkeeper Ben Hamer with a signature hesitation move in his penalty run-up.

"This was a goal that was easily avoidable because we have spoken about this situation the whole week, how we like to defend, and we have seen we have to be switched on". Job done for Chelsea and Sarri.

Midfield is where Sarri's team will be made, so it was interesting to watch how they fared.

The thrilling football played by his Napoli team has raised hopes that Sarri alone can increase Chelsea's goal threat with stylistic changes, but he pointed out that his new players must adapt to making faster decisions on the pitch if that is to be the case.

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".

9 - With the exception of handing Kepa Arrizabalaga a debut in goal, Sarri played it safe with his first league line-up by opting for experienced heads to do his high-press bidding.

And while it nearly certainly wasn't Sarri's primary motivation for bringing in Jorginho, it is a shift that could be enormously positive.

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Kepa had little to do for the opening 20 minutes as Chelsea hogged the ball, but made a hash of an early touch when he passed straight to Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy. But he could be ideal for this system.

"We (Chelsea) have to play at another speed". Under Sarri, they could be maximised.

MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 6 - Replaced Barkley in the 68th minute and brought a more physical presence to Chelsea's midfield.

When a team plays well but loses, it is sometimes hard to figure out if they have been wasteful or unlucky.

The Cottagers, promoted after winning the play-off final at Wembley, had produced a positive first half, but went behind when Jeffrey Schlupp drilled in a left-foot shot on 41 minutes. Yet, they didn't test Chelsea debutant Kepa Arrizabagala almost enough. "They had five chances and scored three goals", Wagner told reporters.

This game was against a side who will be challenging for a Champions League place - at least - so is not the most representative test of Huddersfield's aims. 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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