Things We Learned as Chelsea Dominated Huddersfield in Saturday's Premier League Opener


Things We Learned as Chelsea Dominated Huddersfield in Saturday's Premier League Opener

Jose Mourinho has endured a tough pre-season with Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has endured a tough pre-season with Manchester United

And although the Blues thrilled in a 3-0 opening-day win away to Huddersfield Town on Saturday, Sarri believes there is more to come.

Chelsea were lacking dynamism and conviction as Huddersfield sat deep and proved hard to break down, but Pedro's driving run and pass out to Willian enabled the Brazilian to pick out Kante, who scuffed a left-footed volley into the ground and inside the far post in the 34th minute. Willian's delivery from the left evaded Huddersfield's cover and Kante's mistimed volley span into the ground and inside the far post.

Of course, Chelsea fans aren't to get ahead of themselves.

The Blues were the sole aggressors in the second half and, after Hamer parried a header from Antonio Rudiger behind, Alonso sent an acrobatic effort against the crossbar in the 58th minute.

"A disappointing result, not a disappointing performance, especially the first half", the Terriers boss said. "I have to respect the characteristics of the players, the championship and now I study my players". But I think we did have a lot of unlucky situations.

"We had a very good first half, but we know that Chelsea, when you face a team like this, they are very clinical", Mounie said. We did it better in the second, but in the second, there was more space and time. We as defenders need to help him and we did that.

When Sarri's Napoli team played RB Leipzig in a European tie, the German club set up a specially designed smoking room for him, though this won't be possible during his tenure at Chelsea.

We can expect plenty of adorableness from the Italy worldwide in the coming months, not only because of the very good boy on his shinpads but also because of his relationship with his mother.

"This is understandable after this good first half and you sit at half-time and you are 2-0 down".

Eden Hazard also produced a lively cameo after coming on as a 76th-minute substitute, creating Chelsea's third goal, rounding off a near ideal start to life in English football for Sarri, who had predicted that his team would encounter problems with results and performances in the first half of the season.