August 11, 2018 / 4:15 PM / 4 days ago

Chelsea's Sarri gets winning start at Huddersfield

(Reuters) - HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0 CHELSEA 3

Soccer Football - Premier League - Huddersfield Town v Chelsea - John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, Britain - August 11, 2018 Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri REUTERS/Andrew Yates

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.

Reporting by Simon Evans, editing by Ed Osmond

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