Huddersfield Town v Chelsea, 11 August 2018

Score3-0 to Chelsea
RefereeChris Kavanagh
CompetitionPremier League
VenueJohn Smith's Stadium
Attendance24,121
Kick-off: 3.00pm Huddersfield Town remained without a league win against Chelsea since March 1963 in League Division Two at Stamford Bridge. Premier League Head to Head Played: 3 Terriers won: 0 Drawn: 1 Chelsea won: 2 Terriers scored: 2 Chelsea scored: 7

0 Huddersfield Town

Manager: David Wagner

3 Chelsea

Manager: Maurizio Sarri

Goals:

Goals:

N'Golo Kanté 34 G
Jorginho penalty 45 P
Pedro 80 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ben Hamer
Defender Terence Kongolo
Defender/Midfielder Chris Löwe
Midfielder Philip Billing
Midfielder Jonathan Hogg
Midfielder Alex Pritchard
Midfielder/Forward Aaron Mooy
Forward Steve Mounié

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defender Marcos Alonso
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder David Luiz
Midfielder Ross Barkley
Midfielder Jorginho
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder Willian
Forward Álvaro Morata

Substitutions:

Laurent Depoitre for Alex Pritchard 46
Adama Diakhaby for Chris Löwe 71

Substitutions:

Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Ross Barkley 68
Eden Hazard for Willian 76
Victor Moses for Pedro 81

Cards:

Christopher Schindler 44 Y
Terence Kongolo 83 Y

Cards:

David Luiz 69 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jonas Lössl
Defender Tommy Smith
Midfielder Ramadan Sobhi
Midfielder/Forward Rajiv Van la Parra
Forward Adama Diakhaby

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero
Midfielder Eden Hazard
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Midfielder/Forward Victor Moses
Forward Olivier Giroud

Comments:

Huddersfield Town had now lost five of their last seven opening games of a league season (won two) and failed to score in all five defeats. The Terriers had now won one of their last 11 games in the Premier League (lost six, scored three). Huddersfield Town scored 28 goals in the Premier League in the previous season; a joint-low with relegated Swansea City. They failed to score in 21 of their 38 games.

Comments:

This was Chelsea's biggest-winning margin in their first Premier League game under a new manager since 2008 when Luiz Felipe Scolari was in charge for a 4-0 win against Portsmouth. The Blues had not now lost an opening weekend away game in the Premier League since 1998 (2-1 at Coventry City) and had now won six and drawn one of their seven away opening games. N'Golo Kante's opener for Chelsea was his first Premier League goal since 9 September 2017, and his fourth in 107 appearances in the competition. Jorginho became the 19th player to score on their Premier League debut for Chelsea; more players had now scored on their Premier League debut for Chelsea than for any other club. Jorginho also became the eighth player to score a penalty on his Premier League debut (also Brian Deane, Alan Thompson, Fabrizio Ravanelli, Peter Kennedy, Adam Le Fondre, Roberto Soldado and Alexandre Pato). Chelsea became the third team to reach a total of 800 away points in the Premier League (Manchester United 925, 802 Chelsea and 800 Arsenal).