Chelsea's Sarri gets winning start at Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town's Christopher Schindler fouls Chelsea's Marcos Alonso and a penalty is awarded during a Premier League match at the John Smith's Stadium on August 11, 2018. Chelsea won 3-0.
Huddersfield Town's Christopher Schindler fouls Chelsea's Marcos Alonso and a penalty is awarded during a Premier League match at the John Smith's Stadium on August 11, 2018. Chelsea won 3-0.
Image: Reuters/Carl Recine

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri made a winning start to life in the Premier League as his team enjoyed a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday.

After enduring plenty of Huddersfield pressure, Chelsea went ahead in the 34th minute when Willian's cross from the left found N'Golo Kante whose mis-hit shot squirted past keeper Ben Hamer.

Chelsea doubled their advantage just before the interval when Marcos Alonso burst into the area and went down under challenge from Christopher Schindler and debutant Jorginho coolly converted the penalty.

A brilliantly constructed counter-attack produced Chelsea's third as substitute Eden Hazard broke from midfield and slipped a perfectly-timed pass to Pedro who beat Hamer with an expert finish.

Other Premier League weekend results:

Friday, August 10 2018:

Manchester United 2 - 1 Leicester City

Saturday, August 11 2018

Huddersfield Town 0 - 3 Chelsea

Bournemouth 2 - 0 Cardiff City

Newcastle United 1 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur

Watford 2 - 0 Brighton and Hove Albion

Fulham 0 - 2 Crystal Palace 

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