Chelsea Confirmed Lineup vs Huddersfield: Kepa, Jorginho make Premier League debut


Chelsea Confirmed Lineup vs Huddersfield: Kepa, Jorginho make Premier League debut

Ross Houston
August 12, 2018

He did well with that and we as defenders we needed to help him and we did that.

Kepa, signed from Atheltic Bilbao for £72.1million on Thursday, had little to do for the opening 20 minutes as Chelsea hogged the ball, but made a hash of an early touch when he passed straight to Town midfielder Aaron Mooy. "In his work he's very confident". We all know Thibault's quality, but Thibault's not a Chelsea player anymore. "We did it better in the second half, there was more space and time". "I have to respect the characteristics of the players, I have to adapt myself to the characteristics of the championship and of the players, so now I am studying my players". "We moved the ball well and to have a good bench is always good".

Jorginho doubled the visitors' advantage from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time and Pedro wrapped up the points with a smartly-taken goal following a dazzling run by substitute Eden Hazard.


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.

The Terriers were then dealt a major blow just before half-time when Chelsea were awarded a penalty for Christopher Schindler's sliding tackle on Marcos Alonso.

"So when you haven't got that expectation on you I think it's good because it happened in Antonio's first season when Chelsea had slumped down the league and didn't too well".


"We (Chelsea) have to play at another speed".

Jorginho added a second from the penalty spot, seemingly taking over the duties from the misfiring Alvaro Morata, and he took his spot-kick with the confidence of a big-money signing.

"Liverpool have spent so much money and the way that Man City dominated it past year, expectations are on them a little bit more". Sarri has said it will take time to get his players playing his style; if this was anything to go by, the rest of the Premier League will be in trouble when Chelsea fully hit stride.


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