Chelsea began Premier League life under Maurizio Sarri with a morale-boosting away victory at the John Smith Stadium against a Huddersfield side who looked encouraging at times, but seemingly helpless to stop the Blues' wave of attacks once they grew in confidence.
The introduction of Eden Hazard with 15 minutes to play allowed Chelsea to regain control of the ball, especially in the final third, and it was his driving run and pass that set up the onrushing Pedro to wrap up the three points with a chipped finish.
The Italy worldwide, who was shaking his head in disbelief at Hazard's ability, made an immediate beeline for his new teammate as he got back on his feet.
Kepa, signed from Atheltic Bilbao for £72.1million on Thursday, had little to do for the opening 20 minutes as Chelsea hogged the ball, but made a hash of an early touch when he passed straight to Town midfielder Aaron Mooy.
N'Golo Kante got Chelsea up and running, with a cool Jorginho penalty doubling their lead before Eden Hazard came off the bench to tee up Pedro for the third.
He was also involved in the move to win the penalty, as Pedro started the attack, allowing Jorginho to feed it into Ross Barkley with a perfectly-weighted pass and the England global flicked it into Marcos Alonso's path to earn the penalty.
"It's never easy to adapt to a new style of play, but I think we did well".
Huddersfield enjoyed more possession toward the half-hour mark as Steve Mounie's rising effort cleared the crossbar and a series of crosses from Huddersfield left-back Chris Lowe tested Chelsea's defence. In the first line, we defended not like we wanted to defend. For us in general it was a very good day.
"So when you haven't got that expectation on you I think it's good because it happened in Antonio's first season when Chelsea had slumped down the league and didn't too well". However, this was forgiven just before half-time when he made a buccaneering break into the Huddersfield box and drew a foul to secure the penalty which Jorginho converted. Rudiger is adjusting to partnering David Luiz in the heart of defence, and both men were more convincing against Huddersfield than they were against Manchester City in the Community Shield. "But today we can be more happy because we won the game".
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Nevertheless, Tottenham's official supporters" club released a statement saying they were "dismayed' by zero signings. Tottenham Hotspurs was the only team in the league to not have signed any player in the current transfer window.