Chelsea moved level on points with second-placed Manchester United after goals by Tiemoue Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro ensured Huddersfield lost for the fifth time in six games.
France midfielder Bakayoko set Antonio Conte’s side on their way after clipping the ball beyond Jonas Lossl after the Huddersfield keeper had slipped in the wet conditions making a clearance.
Brazil midfielder Willian doubled the lead before the interval with a header before teeing-up Pedro to hammer the third goal.
Huddersfield substitute Rajiv van la Parra headed a late consolation but Huddersfield were well beaten.
This was the response Conte had demanded from his champions after their surprise 1-0 defeat at West Ham on Saturday which led Conte to concede his side are out of the title race.