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

Paul Merson has made his Premier League predictions for the opening weekend

GETTY Paul Merson has made his Premier League predictions for the opening weekend

"It was Chelsea's first chance more or less out of nothing and then we conceded the penalty, where we clearly made a big mistake". He did well with that and we as defenders we needed to help him and we did that.

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.

"I am really very happy because in the first part of the season I think it is not easy for us to gain points", Sarri said.

Both teams pressed for a large portion of the first half, and Sarri said those are the types of situations the team will need to work on. For us in general it was a very good day.

Kepa was thrust straight into the startling line-up on Saturday at Huddersfield and Press Association Sport's Simon Peach looked at how he got on in Chelsea's 3-0 win.

N'Golo Kante, Jorginho and Pedro combined to hand the Blues a comfortable opening victory.

Kepa had just one save to make in the game but was quick off his line to snuff out danger, and also showcased his aerial ability to claim high balls pumped into the penalty area during the 3-0 win.

He has been their best player in recent years and the team needs him now, more than ever with a new manager in charge.

You'd think that a £50m midfielder playing on his debut would be more careful when taking a penalty. We are not a physical team.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner accepted his side were roundly outplayed, highlighting defensive errors as contributing to a heavy home loss. I felt the energy in the stadium and we were unlucky in the first half. "The ref needs to explain that to us because I don't understand why (it was not retaken)". "We tried and created some opportunities, but Hazard showed his top quality for the third".

Kante's new midfield partner Jorginho, a summer signing from Napoli, also got on the scoresheet.

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