Sarri starts EPL life with Chelsea beating Huddersfield 3-0

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri looks out from the sidelines during the Premier League match against Huddersfield, at the John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield, England, Saturday Aug. 11, 2018. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)

HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Maurizio Sarri enjoyed a winning start to life as a manager in the English Premier League as Chelsea outclassed Huddersfield 3-0 on Saturday.

Former Napoli coach Sarri replaced Antonio Conte in a restless summer for the London club but any fears of an opening-day upset disappeared with goals from France international N'Golo Kante, summer signing Jorginho and Pedro.

World Cup winner Kante's untidy 34th-minute volley and Jorginho's audacious penalty on the stroke of halftime put Chelsea in control before Pedro wrapped up the points in the closing stages.