Victor Moses was an 81st-minute substitute on Saturday for Chelsea as the Blues got off to a flying start in the Premier League; beating Huddersfield 3-0 away from home in their first league game.
Maurizio Sarri opted to have the Nigerian star on the bench for the most part of Saturday’s game and he had no reason to regret his decision as the trio of N’Golo Kante, new signing, Jorgino and Pedro Rodriguez all scored to give Chelsea the dream start they wanted.
Kante was on target in the 34th minute before Jorgino doubled Chelsea’s lead on the stroke of half-time from the penalty spot.
The icing on the cake for Chelsea came from the boots of Pedro who sealed the victory with his 80th-minute strike.
In other Saturday games, Dele Alli got the winning goal for Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park as they beat Newcastle United 2-1.
Jan Vertonghen got the other goal of the game for Spurs while the solitary strike from Joselu could not help the fortunes of Newcastle United.
At the Vicarage Road, Isaac Success was introduced into the game in the 74th minute and while he did not score, his team Watford did enough to beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0.
Leon Balogun who was one of the summer signings for Brighton was on the bench from start to finish; hence his competitive debut is still on ice.
In the first derby of the season, Crystal Palace emerged victorious, beating their London neighbors, Fulham 2-0.
Fulham are only returning to the Premiership after four seasons in the lower ranks.
Cardiff City, another of the newly promoted teams to the EPL were also beaten in the opening game of the season; losing 2-0 to AFC Bournemouth.
Other Week 1 games will be played on Sunday with the pick of the bunch being the super clash involving reigning champions, Manchester City and Arsenal.
England – Premier League Results
Newcastle United 1 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur
AFC Bournemouth 2 – 0 Cardiff City
Fulham 0 – 2 Crystal Palace
Huddersfield Town 0 – 3 Chelsea
Watford 2 – 0 Brighton & Hove Albion