Chelsea's all-round effort ensures Maurizio Sarri makes winning start

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Chelsea went ahead in the first half through a World Cup victor in N'Golo Kante, as he got on the end of a Willian cross and despite not quite connecting with the ball as he would have liked, he found the corner of the net.

Once Kovacic is up to speed with Chelsea and their new system, the Croatian is expected to occupy that third role in midfield alongside Kante and Jorginho, as a fitting replacement for Marek Hamsik whom Sarri had at Napoli.

Summer acquisitions Jorginho and Kepa Arrizabalaga started the game for Chelsea, but Mateo Kovacic was not included in the matchday squad after arriving on loan from Real Madrid. Even with 10 men, Brazilian forward Richarlison restored Everton's lead in the second half but Neves swung in a cross that was headed in by Jimenez to restore parity. If you see the result, you think it was a very easy match, but in the first half it was very hard against physical opponents.

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Chelsea's new manager Maurizio Sarri says he has a month to whip his team into shape and make them familiar with the high-intensity, passing football which was nicknamed "Sarri-ball" during his time at Napoli in Serie A. Was a menace throughout until he was replaced with 15 minutes to play.

Starting XI: Hamer (6), Kongolo (7), Hogg (7), Billing (6), Mooy (6), Lowe (7), Pritchard (7), Mounie (7), Zanka (6), Schindler (5), Hadergjonaj (6).

Huddersfield goalkeeper Ben Hamer can do nothing to keep out Jorginho's penalty for Chelsea.

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Substitutes: Caballero, Christensen, Zappacosta, Moses (N/A), Loftus-Cheek (7), Hazard (8), Giroud. Huddersfield deliver a corner, it's flicked on to Mounie whose header smacks off the inside of the upright and bounces to safety.

45' - GOAL! Huddersfield 0-2 Chelsea: Two shots on target, two goals from Chelsea. This time Rudiger flicks on the delivery to set up Alonso but his acrobatic effort smashes against the woodwork.

Kante, however, was the standout player as the Blues opened their campaign with a 3-0 win. Executed by Hazard, finished by Pedro. Hazard drives forward, slipping through Pedro at the ideal moment. The Spaniard delicately chipped the ball over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

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