Huddersfield Town v Chelsea Live Stream Score Commentary EPL 2018

Huddersfield Town v Chelsea Live Stream Score Commentary EPL 2018

Harry Harris
Huddersfield TownHamer; Kongolo, Zanka, Schindler; Hogg (c), Billing, Mooy, Lowe (Diakhaby), Hadergjonaj; Pritchard (Depoitre), Mounie.
ChelseaKepa; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Barkley (Loftus-Cheek); Willian (Hazard), Morata, Pedro (Moses).
SCORE0-1, min. 33, Kante. 0-2, min. 44, Jorginho (pen). 0-3, min. 80, Pedro.
REFEREEBooked: Schindler (min 44), Luiz (min. 69), Kongolo (min. 84).
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Chelsea's comfortable win seems them record the biggest win of the weekend so far. Huddersfield on the other hand will have plenty to work on and face a difficult run of games to open the season.

FT scores around the Premier League:

Bournemouth 2-0 Cardiff City
Fulham 0-2 Crystal Palace
Watford 2-0 Brighton & Hove-Albion

Full Time: Huddersfield Town 0-3 Chelsea. A much better second half from the visitors, and ruthlessness in front of goal, give Maurizio Sarri all three points in his Premier League debut.

Bournemouth have wrapped up an opening day victory with Callum Wilson making it 2-0 in stoppage time.

90' Chelsea are continuing to go forward late on and Morata lets rip, but his shot is blocked. Three minutes added on.

83' Hazard has looked bright since coming on and again drives at the Huddersfield defence before bringing brought down on the edge of the box by Terrance Kongolo, who is booked.

Crystal Palace have doubled their lead over new boys Fulham with Wilfried Zaha making it 2-0 to the South London club.

Chelsea sub: Victor Moses replaces Pedro.

80' GOAL! Chelsea quickly go up the other end, led by Eden Hazard, who finds Pedro and the Spaniard chips the goalkeeper to make it 3-0.

80' Another half chance for the home side as Depoitre heads down in the box but Arrizabalaga saves easily.

Chelsea sub: Eden Hazard replaces Willian.

75' Huddersfield are enjoying their best spell of the second half and create some space in the box, but Depoitre fires well over the bar.

Huddersfield Town sub: Adama Diakhaby replaces Chris Löwe.

69' David Luiz is booked for stopping a counter-attack, much to his disbelief.

Chelsea sub: Ruben Loftus-Cheek replaces Ross Barkley.

64' Close! Marcos Alonso lines up a free kick, in his usual range, but narrowly fires over from distance.

61' Some neat play from the visitors gives Willian the chance to cut inside and shoot, but his effort deflects over for a corner.

57' Save! Hamer makes a fine stop to deny Rüdiger before the ensuing corner sees a Marcos Alonso overhead kick glance off the bar. So close to 3-0 for Chelsea.

Watford have doubled their lead over Brighton and it's Roberto Pereyra with his second of the game. 2-0 at Vicarage Road.

54' Similar proceedings to the first half as both sides are rarely threatening early on. Pedro has Kante running free to his right, but doesn't see the run and the attack dies out.

45' Back underway at The John Smith's Stadium! Depoitre is the lone substitute, replacing Pritchard.

They have the lead at halftime but it's been an underwhelming performance from Chelsea so far. The introduction of Eden Hazard may come sooner rather than later.

HT scores from around the Premier League:

Bournemouth 1-0 Cardiff City
Fulham 0-1 Crystal Palace
Watford 1-0 Brighton & Hove-Albion

Half time: Huddersfield Town 0-2 Chelsea. Somehow, Chelsea are two goals in front despite plenty frustration in the attacking third. Huddersfield will wonder how they've got themselves in this hole.

44' GOAL! It's cool, calm and collected from Jorginho, who slots the penalty in with ease to make it 2-0. A debut goal for the Italian!

43' PENALTY! Chelsea are awarded a spot kick as Alonso drives into the box and Schindler brings him down. The Huddersfield man is booked for the foul.

We now have a goal in every game so far as Crystal Palace have taken the lead at Craven Cottage. Jeffrey Schlupp's finish makes it Crystal Palace 1-0 Fulham.

37' Chance! So close to a leveler for Huddersfield as Mounie strikes the post with a header. Arrizabalaga was rooted to the spot, but Chelsea clear quickly.

Watford have gone in front thanks to Roberto Pereyra, who volleyed past Matt Ryan. Watford 1-0 Brighton.

More action in the south of England as Bournemouth are awarded a penalty but Callum Wilson's effort is saved well by Neil Etheridge. Still 1-0 to Bournemouth.

33' GOAL! Chelsea have got their first goal under Sarri and it's N'Golo Kante. Willian's cross from the left is met on the volley by the Frenchman and he finds the bottom corner. 1-0!

31' Almost a good chance for the hosts as Pritchard's cross almost reaches Schindler at the back post, but his teammate seemingly took the cross away from him.

27' With almost half an hour gone, it's Huddersfield who look the better of the two sides. Allowing the visitors plenty of the ball, but creating better openings so far.

There's been a goal elsewhere in the Premier League as Ryan Fraser has put Bournemouth 1-0 up against new boys Cardiff City.

19' We have a shot! Pritchard lines one up from outside the box, but it's a really comfortable save for Kepa in the Chelsea goal.

15' Chelsea have plenty of the possession and the home side seem more than content to let them knock the ball around. A serious lack of creativity in the final third for Sarri's side so far.

12' A Chelsea attack quickly turns into a Huddersfield counter attack, but Kepa comes out to sweep the danger away from a ball over the top.

7' It's Huddersfield's turn to be on the front foot, giving Chelsea some issues around the box but Aaron Mooy needlessly gives away a foul.

4' Early chance for Alvaro Morata and Chelsea as Pedro slips him in, but he pulls his shot wide. The offside flag was raised anyway.

3' Sarri's style of play very clear in the early going as Chelsea are knocking the ball about quickly, plenty of one-touch football.

KICKOFF! Chelsea get us underway.

The teams are preparing to make their way out of the tunnel. Chelsea are in their bright yellow away kit today, while Huddersfield are sporting their traditional blue and white striped home strip.

Half an hour until kickoff and we'll have all the updates you need for Huddersfield vs Chelsea, as well as around the league. Here are the other 3pm kickoffs:

Watford vs Brighton & Hove-Albion
vs Cardiff City
vs Crystal Palace

Elsewhere in the early kickoff, Tottenham have beaten Newcastle 2-1 at St. James Park. Goals from Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli were enough for Spurs, while Joselu netted for the home side.

Chelsea fans will be disappointed not to see Callum Hudson-Odoi on the bench after the youngster enjoyed a stellar preseason. Maurizio Sarri has instead opted for an experienced squad for his managerial debut.

So there are the starting lineups for both sides. Summer signings Jorginho and Kepa Arrizabalaga start for Chelsea, while Eden Hazard starts on the bench. Huddersfield begin with new signings Florent Hadergjonaj and Ben Hamer making their debuts.

Huddersfield Towns subs: Sobhi, van La Parra, Lossl, Diakhaby, Depoitre, Smith, Stankovic.

Chelsea subs: Hazard, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Caballero, Giroud, Zappacosta, Christensen.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rüdiger, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Barkley; Pedro, Willian, Morata.

Huddersfield Town XI: Hamer; Kongolo, Zanka, Schindler; Hogg, Mooy, Billing, Löwe, Hadergjonaj; Mounie, Pritchard.

Chelsea have arrived at The John Smith's Stadium. They'll be hoping to fare better than last season's opener, a calamitous 3-2 defeat to Burnley. On the other hand, Huddersfield's opener last season saw them run out 3-0 winners over Crystal Palace.

We'll also have updates for you from around the league as eight teams kick off their new campaigns in the 3pm starts.

Just under 45 minutes until the team sheets are out for Huddersfield and Chelsea. Will we see a handful of new faces for either side?

We'll be with you every step of the way, throughout the build-up to post-match, so stay with us here at VAVEL UK for all your updates regarding Huddersfield Town vs Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season.

Lineups will be announced an hour before kickoff, but some stars may find themselves left out for Chelsea as they continue to return to fitness after the World Cup this summer. Eden Hazard is likely to start on the bench, while youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi may get the nod.

Both sides have come a long way since those fixtures, diving into the transfer market this summer and making changes. Chelsea brought in four new players, plus a new manager, while Huddersfield welcome seven new players to the club.

Chelsea were victorious in their last trip to The John Smith's Stadium, winning 3-1 last season. The reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge saw Huddersfield earn a 1-1 draw, handing them a crucial point in their fight to stay up. 

Saturday's visitors, on the other hand, are aiming to bounce back from a disappointing season. Last season's fifth-place finish saw Chelsea miss out on the Champions League and now under new manager Maurizio Sarri, they face a battle to reclaim their place in the top four.

For the home side, it's a second consecutive campaign top flight of English football. Huddersfield narrowly avoided relegation last season but impressed at times under David Wagner. With the Terriers set to be engulfed in yet another battle to beat the drop, they'll need a good start to the campaign. 

Hello and welcome to the opening weekend of the Premier League! Chelsea have made the trek to The John Smith's Stadium to take on Huddersfield Town. VAVEL UK will have updates for you throughout the buildup to the 3pm kickoff, so stay tuned.