11th August, 2018
It was surely a day to remember for Chelsea fans as they watched their team perform to expectations in their opening game for this season’s British Premier League.
Unlike in their first game last season when they crumbled at the hands of Burnley, this game was completely different and had a lot of positives to draw from it.
Chelsea not only went top of the table in an emphatic style, but also had a debutante score in his very first game for the team in the British Premier League.
And what a beauty of a penalty that was scored by Jorginho on his debut in England. The penalty was a real beauty to watch.
And of course, the other debutante, Kepa kept a clean sheet to the satisfaction of the third debutante, Maurizio Sarri who directed the whole show from the touchlines as the new Manager of the Blues.
The goals came from the boots of N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Pedro in that order as Chelsea romped to the top of the table thereby clearly showing their intention for this season.
As was expected, the Manager rested Giroud and Hazard for the next game against Arsenal F.C. even though he brought in Hazard to have a feel of the game for some 15 minutes to the end of it.
Meanwhile in the other matches played today, Tottenham Hotspurs defeated Newcastle United away from home by 2-1 earlier on in an early kick-off with goals coming from Jan Vertonghen in the 8th minute for Spurs followed by an equalizer by Joselu just three minutes later. However, Dele Alli wrapped the game for Tottenham with the second goal in the 18th minute.
In the other matches, Bournemouth defeated Premier League newcomers Cardiff by 2-0 with goals from Fraser (23), Wilson (90).
Crystal Palace beat Fulham away with goals from Schlupp (41), Zaha (80).
Watford also had a good beginning to the season when they brushed past Brighton 2-0 through goals from Pereyra (35, 53).
The last game for today in the Premiership is the late kick-off match between Wolves and Everton F.C. as at the time of this report stands at 1-2 in the 69th minute.
The line-up for the Huddersfield Town vs Chelsea F.C. game was as follows:
Huddersfield XI: Hamer, Hadergjonaj, Zanka, Schindler, Kongolo, Lowe, Hogg, Mooy, Billing, Pritchard, Mounie.
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Willian, Pedro, Morata.