Chelsea defender Rudiger hails calm Kepa after opening win

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Maurizio Sarri's side bossed possession from the outset in West Yorkshire, where it took 20 minutes for Alex Pritchard to muster a shot on target - an attempt that was straight down the barrel and comfortably stopped.

"We have to improve to defend in the other half, to press against three defenders. If you see the result you think it was a very easy match but in the first half, it was very hard against physical opponents", He told the BBC.

"It depends on me and the players".

After Hazard had won the free-kick, Jorginho could be seen jogging over to his new teammate looking absolutely stunned by how good he is - even joking with David Luiz about it.

"I wish him good luck in Real Madrid but now we have to concentrate on Kepa because he's our goalkeeper". However, the talented 31-year-old, who has been a part of both the preseason games under the new coach, is contributing positively to the team and has insisted that he wants to stay with the Blues after Chelsea grabbed a penalty shootout victory over Inter Milan recently.

"A disappointing result, not a disappointing performance, especially the first half", the Terriers boss said. I felt the energy in the stadium and we were unlucky in the first half. They were very clinical.

"If you want to get something out of these games, you have to be at your very best", said Wagner. We made too many mistakes and missed our chances.

He said: "If money is the only thing that decides things, then we will be in the bottom three - but we were not in the bottom three last season". We hit the bar twice - once when we were 1-0 down after conceding a very unlucky goal from a deflection. We made a mistake in our frontline that led to the second goal which can not happen. If we are able to play at another speed, maybe scoring will not be a problem for us.

Jorginho's penalty raised eyebrows and delighted neutrals, the former Napoli midfielder deceiving goalkeeper Ben Hamer with a skip in his run-up before rolling the ball home. "I hope to be at the top of the potential of the squad in one or two months but I don't know".

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