Sarri's Chelsea too good for Huddersfield

It was not only the new Chelsea coach's who was getting first taste of the English top flight though, with £71 million goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga also making his Premier League debut.

A quintet of his best players, all involved on the final weekend of the World Cup, returned to training on Monday and are learning his philosophy on the hoof.

Italian manager Sarri has faced a testing first four weeks since taking charge at Stamford Bridge.

Kante is already recognised as one of the better midfielders in Europe for his ability to appear in many places at one time defensively.

"We are not a physical team so for 20 minutes we were in trouble but we did very well", Sarri said. "I have to respect the characteristics of the players, the championship and now I study my players".

Same can be said about midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who arrived on loan from Real Madrid, as part of the Courtois deal on the deadline day.

France World Cup victor N'Golo Kante volleyed in the opener in the 34th minute, Jorginho netted a penalty on his Premier League debut before halftime and Pedro drove home the third with an angled drive after the break.

'The difference from the physical it is different. "We have to improve in moving the ball faster, I think".

Sarri acknowledged that his team struggled against Huddersfield in the first half on Saturday because they lacked the tactical grounding is his way of playing to adapt to Huddersfield's back three - a system they hadn't yet faced in pre-season. "For the referees, it is different, really different". Alex Pritchard and Steven Mounie combined well at times in the first half, but produced few clear-cut chances.

Willian's cross to the back post was testing, and there was Kante to half-volley in for just his third Premier League goal for Chelsea - scoring one in each of his three seasons. If you look at the result, you can think about an easy game.

Huddersfield enjoyed more possession toward the half-hour mark as Steve Mounie's rising effort cleared the crossbar and a series of crosses from Huddersfield left-back Chris Lowe tested Chelsea's defence. So we were not ready for this situation and it was a problem and this team did not have the experience against this.

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