Chelsea vs Huddersfield | Confirmed Team News | How To Watch | Predicted Score
Chelsea take on Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge tonight. Here is our preview with the latest team news, line-ups and prediction
Chelsea will be looking to keep the pressure on Tottenham and Liverpool with a win when Huddersfield arrive at Stamford Bridge tonight.
The Blues kept alive their hopes of snatching a top four place with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Sunday afternoon with Olivier Giroud heading home the winner midway through the first half.
That victory moved Chelsea to within just two points of Tottenham – who play Newcastle tonight – and three points off third-placed Liverpool with a game in hand.
Therefore, a win tonight would move Antonio Conte’s men level on points with the Merseysiders heading in to the final game of the season while they’ll also be keeping a close eye on the score at Wembley.
Huddersfield are in desperate need of points themselves as they’re just three points off 18th placed Swansea with a worse goal difference so they need a point in their final two games to guarantee top flight football next season.
Chelsea welcome Alvaro Morata back in to the squad after he recovered from a knock that kept him out against Liverpool but David Luiz is still out with a knee injury.
Huddersfield have been boosted by the return to fitness of Tom Ince but Terence Kongolo and Chris Löwe picked up knocks during the 0-0 draw at Man City on Sunday.
Chelsea 2-0 Huddersfield: The Blues have won their last four games and are really making a late push to snatch a top four finish so they should be full of confidence. Huddersfield will be defending for their lives but I think Chelsea will have too much firepower in the end. I can see the hosts running out 2-0 winners this evening.
Caballero; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, Rudiger; Zappacosta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Morata, Pedro.
Subs: Eduardo, Cahill, Moses, Bakayoko, Barkley, Hazard, Giroud.
Lossl, Smith, Kongolo, Zanka, Schindler, Lowe, Hogg, Mooy, Billing, Van La Parra, Depoitre
Subs: Coleman, Malone, Pritchard, Ince, Quaner, Mounie, Hadergjonaj
How to watch
The game kicks off at 7.45pm this evening and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League. Sky Sports subscribers can also watch the game via the app or online via SkyGo. Those without Sky can watch the match using a dodgy stream online but we can’t condone that sort of thing! Failing that, we’ll have all the goals up on the site shortly after full-time.
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