Huddersfield vs Chelsea: Blues predicted line-up for Premier League opener


Maurizio Sarri’s men will look to start the season with an away win

Chelsea begin their 2018/19 Premier League campaign away at Huddersfield on Saturday.

The match, which is a 3pm kick-off, will see Maurizio Sarri send out his first Blues side for a competitive match after taking over from Antonio Conte this summer.

Kepa Arrizabalaga joined Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao

Kepa Arrizabalaga joined Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao

New signings Jorginho and Kepa Arrizabalaga are expected to feature, though Sarri was hesitant to confirm whether his new world record stopper would make his debut at the John Smith’s stadium.

Matteo Kovacic meanwhile will need more time before making his first Chelsea appearance as he made it all the way to the World Cup final with Croatia.

Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante are not likely to return to Maurizio Sarri ‘s side straight away, having only played for the first time in pre-season as substitutes on Tuesday

Here is talkSPORT’s predicted line-up:

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