Chelsea, Tottenham dispel doubts with winning starts in English Premier League

The Blues had a turbulent start to the summer as their transfer plans were put on hold while they battled to get rid of former boss Antonio Conte but they finished strongly following Maurizio Sarri's arrival in July with Mateo Kovacic, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Jorginho all arriving in recent weeks.

'Maybe for Napoli in the previous year it wouldn't have been a problem but for Chelsea, with some of the players only having had three days of training, it was a problem'.

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri got off to a winning start.

Kante is already recognised as one of the better midfielders in Europe for his ability to appear in many places at one time defensively.

"We are not a physical team so for 20 minutes we were in trouble but we did very well".

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"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". He will now play a key role in the west London outfit's season and can hopefully win more titles with them. "We have to improve in moving the ball faster, I think".

Chelsea went ahead in the first half through a World Cup victor in N'Golo Kante, as he got on the end of a Willian cross and despite not quite connecting with the ball as he would have liked, he found the corner of the net.

The France midfielder was typically dominant with his usual duties, but surprisingly clinical with an extremely rare goal for the Blues in the first half. Alex Pritchard and Steven Mounie combined well at times in the first half, but produced few clear-cut chances. Maybe with an Italian referee maybe 15 more fouls than here. If you look at the result you can think of an easy game.

Steve Mounie was agonisingly denied by the crossbar as Huddersfield created their fair share of opportunities in the first-half, but the Terriers lacked quality and a bit of fortune in the final third.

"This was a goal that was easily avoidable because we have spoken about this situation the whole week, how we like to defend, and we have seen we have to be switched on". I saw our spirit, togetherness and good attitude today, which is what we will need to be competitive this season.

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