Jorginho, Sarri debut with easy Chelsea win

N'Golo Kante, one of the pioneers in France's World Cup campaign, opened the scoring in the 34th minute when he got on the end of a delightful ball into the area from Willian to break the deadlock.

But while he said he was very happy to take three points, Sarri said that he hopes to get his players more in tune with his ideas before worldwide commitments and the Europa League begin to disrupt Chelsea's schedule.

"It's not always easy to adapt because it's a new style of play, but I think we did well". "I thought yesterday the best thing for him was to play 15 or 20 minutes when the opposition were probably exhausted".

"This was a goal that was easily avoidable because we have spoken about this situation the whole week, how we like to defend, and we have seen we have to be switched on".

"We are lucky now because we can work with one match a week". "But today we can be more happy because we won the game".

Alex Pritchard fired Huddersfield's first effort straight at Kepa soon after, which the Spaniard comfortably dealt with.

"The game was more hard than the result".

All three goals came in a frantic opening 20 minutes on Tyneside, with two headed goals for the north London team coming either side of Joselu's equaliser for Rafa Benitez's Newcastle.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner accepted his side were roundly outplayed, highlighting defensive errors as contributing to a heavy home loss. They were very clinical. Three goals and a clean sheet. In the first line, we defended not like we wanted to defend. We made too many mistakes and you have to be clinical and use your chances. Ostensibly that absence was because of knee and thigh injuries but it was also clear that he and Conte were, shall we say, not the best of friends after a disagreement over tactics last season. "We tried and created some opportunities, but Hazard showed his top quality for the third".

Jorginho converted the penalty, a skip on his run-up leaving Hamer on his backside.

  • Stacy Allen