first_img How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Victor Moses (Sub) – N/A impact Hazard did not take long to leave his mark possible standings 4 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The Blues were sluggish in the first-half but dramatically improved in the second to take complete control of the fixture.How did Sarri’s men fare individually? Scroll down for’s player ratings:Kepa Arrizabalaga – 7/10Chelsea’s new signing was thrown in at the deep end by Sarri, and he will be pleased with an error-free afternoon. There was one sloppy pass in the first-half and he was relatively untested, but the £71m man was quick off his line and looked assured. 4 highlights 4 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Pedro rounded off a comfortable afternoon Jorginho’s penalty was cool Chelsea’s world-record breaking goalkeeper had little to do center_img smart causal Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Ross Barkley – 7/10Barkley found himself on the game’s fringes early on but gradually eased his way into it. His flick in the build up to the penalty was arguably the game’s moment of outstanding quality and the Englishman showed real promise.Pedro – 7/10The little Spaniard was industrious when his team were slow and always looked like the most urgent man on the pitch. Not everything came off, but his manager will have loved his work rate and desperation to make something happen. Deserved his goal and it was an excellent finish.Alvaro Morata – 5/10There were glimmers of quality in the second-half, but he was largely anonymous all afternoon. His touch continues to let him down and he looks in desperate need of some confidence.Willian – 7/10Chelsea will be delighted to have held onto him. He bagged the assist for the first goal with some good work down the left and a lot of his side’s threat went through him.Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Sub) – 6/10The England international had little time to impress and failed to leave his mark on the game. Barkley appears to be slightly ahead of him in the pecking order as things stand, and it will be interesting to see what happens when Mateo Kovacic is match fit.Eden Hazard (Sub) – 8/10What more can you do in 15 minutes? The Belgian broke from the halfway line and fed Pedro for Chelsea’s third and showed, in that brief spell on the pitch, why the Blues were so desperate to keep him. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Cesar Azpilicueta – 6/10It will take Azpilicueta time to revert back to being an out-and-out right-back. The Blues skipper offered little going forward compared to Marcos Alonso on the other flank. However, he was solid in defence.Antonio Rudiger – 7/10There are still moments of rashness that need to be ironed out of Rudiger’s game, but this partnership with David Luiz is in its infancy, and both centre-backs were positive in possession.David Luiz – 8/10An excellent display. His full range of passing was on show, playing through the lines and feeding Chelsea’s front three. And he defended well, too.Marcos Alonso – 7/10Alonso carried as much threat in a back four as he did playing at wing back. He was Chelsea’s furthest man forward to win the penalty and struck the crossbar in the second half.N’Golo Kante – 7/10A rare goal for the Frenchman, and a rather fortuitous one. However, it did signify a new, more advanced role for Kante. He rarely found himself attacking crosses under Antonio Conte.Jorginho – 8/10An outrageous penalty. He actually hopped during his run-up. And his all-round game was impressive – keeping Chelsea ticking along with his passing and leading Sarri’s new, possession-based style. 4 Maurizio Sarri will be hoping life in the Premier League proves to be as comfortable as his first taste this afternoon.His Chelsea side cruised to a 3-0 victory against Huddersfield courtesy of goals from N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Pedro. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? possible xi ALTERED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday NEW ERA last_img

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