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Chelsea's UCL Bid Dented, Huddersfield Secure Safety

English Premier League Report: Chelsea v Huddersfield Town 09 May 2018

By SL International - May 09, 2018 10:44 PM

English Premier League 

Result: Chelsea 1-1 Huddersfield Town

Date: 09 May 2018

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Chelsea's top-four hopes in the Premier League took another dent after they drew 1-1 with Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.

Following a vital win over Liverpool, the west London side gave a new look to their attacking stall with Olivier Giroud rested after a minor injury.

In their debut campaign, Huddersfield needed to reproduce the performance that saw them walk away with a goalless draw at Manchester City to be certain of another season in the elite tier.

Chelsea got the first chance when a brilliant long ball from Cesc Fabregas picked out Marcos Alonso, who controlled on the chest before unleashing a thunderous shot that Jan Lossl managed to avert.

The bottom-tier side were given their earliest scare yet following 12 minutes when a corner from Fabregas was nodded towards Antonio Rudiger at the back post, who couldn’t steer home from close range.

What followed was a spell of indecisiveness in front of goal, particularly from the hosts as the game went into a dry spell on all fronts.

That was until Alvaro Morata tested Lossl with a wonderful volley following a cross from the wing by Fabregas, but the Danish shot-stopper made the save on 30 minutes.

After the break, the visitors snatched a surprise lead as a long ball challenged by Willy Caballero and Laurent Depoitre only paved the way for the latter to blast home on the rebound following a quick reaction on 50 minutes.

Wizard Eden Hazard came on for a rather ineffective Pedro in the 59th minute to deploy a 4-2-4 formation to add numbers in attack.

This approach paid off following the 61st minute when Alonso, guilty of an earlier miss, stroked home a low cross from Cesar Azpilicueta.

A goal-mouth scramble in the final minutes saw the loose ball fall to Andreas Christensen, whose header was touched onto the post by Lossl.

The Terriers held on for dear life and jumped for joy at the final whistle, which meant they will yet again be playing Premier League football next season, while the Blues go into the final day of the season with a top-four finish out of their hands.


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Last season was a fluke this season everyone was playing champions league football and they flopped
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Boring club in a weak league
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After beating Liverpool i had a feeling that they will win all their remaining games
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United must also eat these cows in that FA Cup final
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I've never seen any team defending like huddersfield did mulovha..
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Well done The Terriers
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Chelsea is boring !
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@mitchvich its not over yet
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No top four for us
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Come on Chelsea!
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Easy win for the blues

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