But German defender Rudiger was pleased the Spaniard's first appearance passed without incident following Thibault Courtois' controversial departure.
"I think the players have done everything, left everything on the grass". "He tried to speak as much as he can and he did well with that". The return of the industrious Kante no doubt helped him focus on the areas he excels in. "It will be very important for us".
Chelsea were found wanting in last week's Community Shield defeat to Manchester City, but proved too good for Huddersfield despite leaving World Cup stars Eden Hazard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Olivier Giroud on the bench. I saw our spirit, togetherness and good attitude today, which is what we will need to be competitive this season.
"Then in the best period which we had in the second half after 20-25 minutes where we hit the bar again, where we were unlucky, we conceded the third one and then at the end it was a deserved win for Chelsea".
Antonio Rudiger praised Chelsea's club-record signing Kepa Arrizabalaga for being a vocal presence on the pitch despite his quiet nature off it after the goalkeeper kept a clean sheet on his debut against Huddersfield Town. "I have to respect the characteristics of the players, I have to adapt myself to the characteristics of the championship and of the players, so now I am studying my players".
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He scored five goals and provided ten assists last season. "After that my mentality is to work every day and be prepared for whatever comes".
N'Golo Kante finished off a fine move to give the Blues the lead against Huddersfield, then Jorginho got his first goal for the club from the penalty spot, before Pedro put the game beyond doubt with a dinked finish late on. 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.
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"Liverpool have spent so much money and the way that Man City dominated it a year ago, expectations are on them a little bit more".
Before we get to the goal reactions, though, let's just pause for one Twitter user, who informed his users that Kante did not have this kind of thing in his locker.