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

Stamford Bridge

Premier League

9/05/2018 3:33 pm

Attendance: 38910

Referee: Lee Mason

Chelsea Huddersfield Town
Alonso (62) Depoitre (50)
Caballero Lössl
 
Azpilicueta Smith 85
Christensen Jorgensen
Rudiger Schindler
Zappacosta 54 Kongolo
Alonso Löwe 62
Kante Mooy
Fabregas Hogg
Willian Billing
Morata van La Parra 53
Pedro 59 Depoitre

Substitutes

Eduardo Malone 85
Barkley Coleman
Hazard 59 Pritchard 53
Bakayoko Ince
Moses Quaner
Giroud 54 Mounie
Cahill Hadergjonaj 62

Game Statistics

22 Goal attempts 3
5 On Target 2
9 Corners 0
7 Fouls 10
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
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.