Confirmed: Kepa and Jorginho handed Chelsea debut

Chelsea kick off their Premier League campaign against Huddersfield in what will be Maurizio Sarri’s first league game in charge

Sarri who replaced compatriot Antonio Conte at the helm at Stamford Bridge will be hoping for a positive start to his tenure when they confront Wagners’ men.

The Italian tactician has gone with a strong line-up as expected, handing new boys Jorginho and Kepa their debut in a Chelsea shirt.

Eden Hazard starts on the bench having returned late for pre-season training due to being given additional time off following his World Cup exploits.

With an attack boasting the likes of Alvaro Morata, Willian, and Pedro, the Blues will be aiming for the maximum three points.

The last time both sides met, Huddersfield held on to a shocking 1-1 draw that derailed Chelsea’s Champions League aims.

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Team to play Huddersfield: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Willian, Pedro, Morata

Subs: Caballero, Hazard, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Giroud, Zappacosta, Christensen

Team to play Chelsea: Hamer, Hadergjonaj, Zanka, Schindler, Kongolo, Lowe, Hogg, Mooy, Billing, Pritchard, Mounie

Subs: Lossl, Smith, Diakhaby, Sobhi, Van La Parra, Depotire, Stankovic

 

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