Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa already vocal presence on pitch - Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa already vocal presence on pitch - Antonio Rudiger

A strike from World Cup victor N'Golo Kante, Jorginho's penalty on debut and a late goal for Pedro were enough to hand Maurizio Sarri a first win in the Premier League.

Sarri was spotted on numerous occasions during his career in Italy smoking in stadiums, or on the sidelines, such as the clip below where he lit up in the company of two bodyguards.

In an apparent bid to motivate the squad, Chelsea have taken to printing tweets from random supporters praising players onto the walls.

Maybe it's time to invest in some nicotine patches, Maurizio?

And the visitors' decisive second just before half-time offered the ideal cameo of the chasm, ability-wise, between these teams.

Sarri has signed Napoli midfielder Jorginho in a £57m deal and England veteran Rob Green in the summer transfer window.

And then came the moment Jorginho announced himself into English football with a spot-kick blending impudence and imagination.

Part of that was down to the quality of Huddersfield's press, a positive sign for David Wagner's side after the more passive approach of last season, but Sarri's side didn't take care of the ball as well as their manager would've liked. I saw our spirit, togetherness and good attitude today, which is what we will need to be competitive this season.

"We have nothing to fear. That's enough for me to be confident for this Premier League season, if we keep it up".

"He had the contract and it depended on Chelsea, but running close to the end of his contract, Chelsea had an interest to find a deal with Madrid, which they did". I don't know about what happened in the past but now he has a good chance.

Their next game is away to reigning champions Manchester City but defender Florent Hadergjonaj said: "We don't have to be too frustrated".

Booked: Luiz. Goals: Kante 34, Jorginho 45pen, Pedro 80.

Chelsea fans will be greeted with a first glimpse of Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal, with Maurizio Sarri handing the most expensive goalkeeper in the world a start against Huddersfield.

But the Terriers were dealt a hammer blow in the 44th when referee Chris Kavanagh awarded the visitors a penalty.

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