From Kante to the kids, winners and losers as Chelsea beat Huddersfield

Action Images via Reuters  Andrew Boyers

Action Images via Reuters Andrew Boyers

Kepa was thrust straight into the startling line-up on Saturday at Huddersfield and Press Association Sport's Simon Peach looked at how he got on in Chelsea's 3-0 win.

Jorginho followed Sarri from Napoli to Chelsea in the summer and the midfielder doubled the Blues' lead when he converted a penalty after Christopher Schindler fouled Marcos Alonso. The striker, who was the tournament's top scorer in Russian Federation, has now failed to score a Premier League goal in August at 14 attempts.

Here are the winners and losers from the match.

But, it is N'Golo Kante's place in the starting eleven that is surprising, given his late arrival to be a part of the pre-season training.

And in the first game of the season it brought some reward with the French World Cup victor scoring the opener against Huddersfield.

A persistent and troublesome back injury stymied a strong start to Alvaro Morata's Chelsea career, but he showed no sign of turning around the form that has seen him net just once in the Premier League this year.

Maurizio Sarri admits he harbours regret over Chelsea's failure to sign Gonzalo Higuain. If you look at the result you can think of an easy game.

There were howls of protest from the stands, but Huddersfield's players were broadly quiet, and rightly so. That was the biggest threat to Chelsea's goal, with the Spain global comfortably dealing with headers from Philip Billing and Laurent Depoitre.

He created Chelsea's third goal for Pedro just minutes after coming on and whilst Huddersfield were already a beaten side by that point, he ran riot and was at his sizzling best gliding past players.

Italy worldwide Jorginho passed home a fearless penalty in the 45th minute as Maurizio Sarri earned his first competitive win at the helm after his team went down to Manchester City in the Community Shield last weekend, while fellow debutant and the world's most expensive goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga started with a clean sheet.

And that was when Chelsea grew into the game, with the Italian getting a feel of the opposition and exposing their weaknesses with the same quick short passes which he did so well at Napoli.

Eyes were obviously on debutants Jorginho and Arrizabalaga and the pair gave excellent accounts of themselves, with the former scoring a cheeky penalty in the first half.

Playing the key anchor role, Jorginho boasted the highest passing success rate on the whole pitch (93.9%), while also making the most clearances (five).

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