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Chelsea vs Huddersfield Prediction & Betting tips
Although Chelsea are currently only fifth in the league table, they still have a good chance of qualifying for the Champions League. However, the upcoming opponent Huddersfield Town must necessarily be defeated to stay in the race for the premier class. At Stamford Bridge, these three important points are fixed. Anything but a win would be a big disappointment for Chelsea. Huddersfield is at the other end of the table. The newcomer is indeed on a non-relegation rank, but this has not yet secured. A point win in London would be a great success to fix the league.
Chelsea are back on track after a mixed season just before the end. Including the 2-0 victory in the FA Cup semi-final against Southampton, the team of coach Antonio Conte has now been victorious for five games in a row. After successes against Southampton in the FA Cup and in the League, against Burnley and against Swansea Chelsea could retract on the final day of a highly prestigious 1-0 victory against the Champions League finalists from Liverpool. Now the club holds a total of 69 points and is ranked fifth – two points behind Tottenham and three points behind Liverpool. These three teams are still fighting for places three and four, which entitle for the premier class, with Liverpool has already played one more game than the two London clubs.
From a personal point of view, Antonio Conte has no big problems to complain about. Striker Alvaro Morata is not 100% fit and could miss the game against Huddersfield. Central midfield player Daniel Drinkwater has been missing for several weeks due to groin problems. Pleasing is the healing process of defender David Luiz. The Brazilian is back in the team training after months of time out and could be an option for Conte in the center-back.
The first season in the highest English league was for Huddersfield Town a big ups and downs. Thus, the promoted again and again could show very good performances and score against absolute top teams in the Premier League. For example, the team of coach David Wagner unbuttoned the new champions Manchester City on the final day of the match. City bit its teeth on Huddersfield’s strongest defense and was unable to score. On the other hand, the men of David Wagner conceded defeats against smaller teams, such as against Crystal Palace on Matchday 31. Now the club holds at 36 points and is on the 16th place of the table – three points ahead of the 18th place. A point win against Chelsea would be very important for the league, as on the last matchday even the Arsenal still Huddersfield comes.
Like Chelsea, Huddersfield Town has no major injury concerns. Attacking players Elias Kachunga and Sean Scannell, as well as defensive midfielder Danny Williams and center-back Michael Hefele, will be out of action as they have in the last few rounds. Absolute performers are ready for the duel against Chelsea.
Chelsea vs Huddersfield head to head matches
12.12.17 PL Huddersfield Chelsea 1 : 3
16.02.08 FAC Chelsea Huddersfield 3 : 1
07.01.06 FAC Chelsea Huddersfield 2 : 1
12.10.99 CC Chelsea Huddersfield 0 : 1