A rare goal from N'Golo Kante set them on their way before Jorginho's audacious penalty doubled their lead before half-time.
Although manager Maurizio Sarri had encouraged fans to be patient as he looked to install his football philosophy - known as "Sarri-ball" - at Chelsea, the club made the ideal start.
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Speaking on Jorginho's overall ability, Sarri believes that his technical ability will stand him in good stead in the Premier League.
"We have to improve to defend in the other half, to press against three defenders". Jorginho will clearly be the key, the expert at quickly shifting the ball that Sarri knows well from Napoli. "In this moment we are not at the top of our potential but we had the capacity to suffer for 20 minutes in the first half".
And when the crosses did come in, Morata could not get himself on the end of them, being crowded out well by the Huddersfield defence.
And in the first game of the season it brought some reward with the French World Cup victor scoring the opener against Huddersfield.
And while it nearly certainly wasn't Sarri's primary motivation for bringing in Jorginho, it is a shift that could be enormously positive. "We did it better in the second half, there was more space and time".
Barkley did not have a bad game against Huddersfield, but he did not make the most of one of the few competitive opportunities he may have to show his worth. Could they be potential title challengers this season?