Huddersfield Town 0-3 Chelsea: 5 Hits and Flops

Huddersfield Town 0-3 Chelsea: 5 Hits and Flops

Still, teething problems were to be expected given the Italian manager's arrival halfway through preseason, and Chelsea can take heart from the win, earned with their best attacking player, Eden Hazard, sitting on the bench for 75 minutes.

There were questions over whether Huddersfield could keep things rolling after their achievement last season and they really didn't play badly, especially in the first half. "I hope we will win many titles and I hope in seven years when I look back I will be very proud of what I have achieved". "I have to respect the characteristics of the players, the championship and now I study my players".

"Then I think in the second half the opponents were a bit exhausted and it was easier".

"From the physical point of view, it's different", the Chelsea boss said, comparing the Premier League to Serie A.

Bournemouth won a Premier League opener for the first time in four tries with a 2-0 victory at newly promoted Cardiff City.

"At the end of the day I think some players take more time to adapt, others take less, everybody is different".

"It was a disappointing afternoon", said Wagner.

"I think that Eden in this moment can not play for 90 minutes, he needs to have training", Sarri said of the Belgium star. There were groans from some when the team was announced - the likes of Marcos Alonso, Willian and Alvaro Morata have not been popular with sections of Chelsea's support - but their performances vindicated Sarri's decisions. "I have seen passion, desire, the spirit we usually have in our game". I felt the energy in the stadium and we were unlucky in the first half.

Alex Pritchard was a risky creative force in the final third, Steve Mounié came close on three occasions and hit the post with a close-range header just minutes after Kanté opened the scoring. We'll never know, but they all count!

The FA Cup winners and last season's defending champions headed into their first game of the season with some uncertainty given the changes which took place in the summer. You can't do that against Chelsea because they will hurt you, and that's exactly what they did.

"This is understandable after this good first half and you sit at half-time and you are 2-0 down".