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Aug 11, 2018 at 3pm UK at ​John Smith's Stadium
Attendance: 24,121
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town
0-3
Chelsea

Schindler (45'), Kongolo (83')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Kante (34'), Jorginho (45' pen.), Pedro (80')
Luiz (69')
Timeline
(Willian) N. Kante        34'
45'     C. Schindler (Roughing)
Jorginho (pen.)        45'
(R. Barkley) R. Loftus-Cheek        68'
(Holding) D. Luiz        69'
71'     A. Diakhaby (C. Lowe)
(Willian) E. Hazard        76'
(E. Hazard) Pedro        80'
(Pedro) V. Moses        81'
83'     T. Kongolo (Roughing)

Team News: Kepa Arrizabalaga begins in goal for Chelsea

Team News: Kepa begins in goal for Chelsea
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New Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga starts in goal for the clash against Huddersfield Town.

New Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga starts in goal for the Blues' clash against Huddersfield Town this afternoon.

The Spaniard, signed for a world-record fee earlier this week, comes straight into Maurizio Sarri's team for their league opener.

In front of him, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso are the full-backs, while Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz begin at centre-back.

Ross Barkley, who has featured for Chelsea during pre-season, begins in midfield alongside debutante Jorginho as Alvaro Morata, Pedro and Willian provide attacking threat up top.

Among the substitutes for Chelsea are England international Ruben Loftus-Cheek, as well as fellow World Cup stars Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud.

For Huddersfield Town, Ben Hamer is selected between the sticks, while new signing Terence Kongolo, who made a loan move to the John Smith's Stadium permanent earlier this summer, is at centre-back.

Aaron Mooy and Alex Pritchard start in midfield alongside Jonathan Hogg, while Steve Mounie is a lone striker with Laurent Depoitre among the substitutes.

New arrivals Adama Diakhaby and Ramadan Sobhi could also be introduced from the bench.

Huddersfield Town: Hamer; Hadergjonaj, Schindler, Kongolo, Zanka; Mooy, Lowe, Pritchard, Hogg, Billing; Mounie
Subs: Lossl, Smith, Diakhaby, Ramadan, Van la Parra, Depoitre, Stankovic

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Barkley; Willian, Pedro, Morata
Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Zappacosta, Moses, Loftus-Cheek, Hazard, Giroud

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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