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Sarri off the mark as Chelsea ease past Mooy's Huddersfield

Sarri off the mark as Chelsea ease past Mooy's Huddersfield

Maurizio Sarri enjoyed a winning Premier League debut as Chelsea manager as Jorginho shone as the deep-lying leader at the heart of the midfield against Huddersfield Town.

"Thibaut is such a great goalkeeper and he did his best at Chelsea to bring titles and trophies, so it is not a great feeling to lose such a player", he said.

Like several clubs who had players competing at the World Cup, Spurs have had to cope without several key performers during pre-season and Pochettino was delighted with the approach his players had taken.

Sarri has had limited time to work with his new players but they strolled to all three points at the John Smith's Stadium.

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Former Napoli coach Sarri replaced Antonio Conte in a restless summer for the London club but any fears of an opening-day upset disappeared with goals from France global N'Golo Kante, summer signing Jorginho and Pedro. So I hope he can improve very fast. For us in general it was a very good day. We have to move the ball faster. "The best capacity was to suffer, but then I think the second half maybe they were exhausted". The Brazilian was particularly impressive against the Terriers on Saturday and dominated the air as he helped his side keep a clean sheet.

Huddersfield, with Socceroos midfielder Mooy playing a full game, struggled to test Kepa in his first outing since joining from Athletic Bilbao for £72 million (A$125.85 million) as Chelsea dominated the second period, with Pedro adding the gloss after a brilliant counter-attack launched by substitute Eden Hazard.

But the game turned decisively towards the visitors when Chelsea doubled their advantage just before the interval as Marcos Alonso burst into the area and went down under challenge from Christopher Schindler. We made too many mistakes and you have to be clinical and use your chances. He marked his Premier League debut with a very cheeky penalty past Ben Hamer to make it 2-0 at half-time.

"It was a little bit weird".