Date: 10th May 2018 at 5:13pm
Written by:
Chelsea
1 – 1
Huddersfield Town

Stamford Bridge

Premier League

9/05/2018 10:44 am

Attendance: 38910

Referee: Lee Mason

ChelseaHuddersfield Town
Alonso (62)Depoitre (50)
CaballeroLössl
 
AzpilicuetaSmith85
ChristensenJorgensen
RudigerSchindler
Zappacosta54Kongolo
AlonsoLöwe62
KanteMooy
FabregasHogg
WillianBilling
Moratavan La Parra53
Pedro59Depoitre

Substitutes

EduardoMalone85
BarkleyColeman
Hazard59Pritchard53
BakayokoInce
MosesQuaner
Giroud54Mounie
CahillHadergjonaj62

Game Statistics

22Goal attempts3
5On Target2
9Corners0
7Fouls10
0Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
78%22

Is the dream of a top-four finish over after the 1-1 draw against Huddersfield, last night?

Not quite, the Fat Lady hasn’t sung yet but it won’t be long before she’s exercising those tonsils.

To finish in the top-four, Chelsea need to travel to St James Park and beat Newcastle United whilst also hoping that Brighton and Hove Albion can pull-off an unlikely win at Anfield, against Liverpool.

Huddersfield, to their credit, came to Stamford Bridge with a game-plan and executed it well, with the Yorkshire side determined to keep as any player’s behind the ball as possible.

With Chelsea finding them hard to break down, Huddersfield’s ambitions were given a huge boost when they took the lead, in the 50th minute, through Depoitre, who has now scored in both the home and away fixtures against Chelsea.

Chelsea got back into the game courtesy of a freak goal from Alonso, who knew nothing about the clearance, from Jorgensen, that hit him in the face and ended up in the net.

But, despite all the huffing and puffing, Chelsea couldn’t get the winner and it was an almost deserted Stamford Bridge that witnessed a half-hearted lap of appreciation from the side.

 

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