If Courtois' family were in London he wouldn't have gone to Madrid

Chelsea Confirmed Lineup vs Huddersfield: Kepa, Jorginho make Premier League debut

Chelsea Confirmed Lineup vs Huddersfield: Kepa, Jorginho make Premier League debut

The new boss got his brand of football known as "Sarri-ball" off to a winning start at Huddersfield's Kirklees Stadium, as goals from N'Golo Kante, Jorginho, and Pedro earned three points for the West London club, but it wasn't just the action on the pitch which proved notable. We have to improve in this month, then it might be hard with the three matches in a week with the suspension [for] the national teams.

The Blues were the sole aggressors in the second half and, after Hamer parried a header from Antonio Rudiger behind, Alonso sent an acrobatic effort against the crossbar in the 58th minute. "The best capacity was to suffer, but then I think the second half maybe they were exhausted".

Ostensibly that absence was because of knee and thigh injuries but it was also clear that he and Conte were, shall we say, not the best of friends after a disagreement over tactics last season. So I hope in this month to improve the team'. "I have to respect the characteristics of the players, the championship and now I study my players".

"We are not a physical team and I think the best of the game is the capacity to suffer for 15 minutes".

While Sarri left smiling, Huddersfield manager David Wagner felt his side had shown encouraging signs despite the scoreline.

"It depends on me and the players". We as defenders need to help him and we did that.

"Chelsea were very clinical".

"It's probably something that ideally we wouldn't have wanted".

"We're happy because to be honest our pre-season games were not that good", he said. We hit the bar twice - once when we were 1-0 down after conceding a very unlucky goal from a deflection. "The ref needs to explain that to us because I don't understand why (it was not retaken)". We made a mistake in our frontline that led to the second goal which can not happen. If we are able to play at another speed, maybe scoring will not be a problem for us.

Henrotay said the moment when Courtois - who knows Madrid well having played on loan from Chelsea at Atletico Madrid for three seasons - was united with his family added pathos to the transfer.

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