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Huddersfield Town will be looking to make it back-to-back Premier League wins when champions Chelsea visit the John Smith's Stadium this evening (kick-off 8pm).

David Wagner's men come into the encounter buoyed by Saturday's impressive 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion with victory this evening moving the side back into the top half of the table.

In contrast, Antonio Conte's Blues travel to West Yorkshire on the back of a disappointing defeat at West Ham United over the weekend and with a number of injury and fatigue concerns for his side.

Forward Alvaro Morata is expected to be rested with the Italian boss likely to rotate his squad with Victor Moses, Willian and Pedro among those hoping for recalls.

Meanwhile, winger Rajiv van La Parra is available for Town after completing a three-game ban while Kasey Palmer is ineligible to face his parent club.

Bringing you all the coverage from the Premier League clash at the John Smith's Stadium is Blake Welton with expert analysis from Rory Benson.

Post-Match Press Conference...

I’m dashing down to the Press Room to start the post-match press conference blog so find all the latest news from both managers and much more there...

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner on the touchline.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner on the touchline.

FT: Huddersfield Town 1 Chelsea 3

The referee blows for the final whistle and although that may be it from the John Smith’s Stadium do not go anywhere as we will bring you all the post-match news, reaction and comment.

Huddersfield Town 1 Chelsea 3

90 Minutes: Substitute Depoitre glances in Hadergjonai’s cross in the last action of the game! A consolation and at least something for the fantastic Town fans to cheer tonight!

Added Time

The referee has indicated a minimum of two minutes added time at the end of this game.


89 Minutes: Ampadu’s clearance falls to Kachunga 20 yards out; his low driven effort fizzes off the legs of Depoitre and goes wide..


79 Minutes: David Luiz lookalike Ethan Ampadu replaces Andreas Christensen for Chelsea.

Fan Power...

Simply phenomenal again tonight as everyone suddenly stands for ‘Stand Up If You Love The Town’

Playing It Out...

There’s not much going on now as the game has been killed as a contest with the third goal - Chelsea are happy to stroke the ball around and Huddersfield Town are trying to keep their shape and discipline.


73 Minutes: And as predicted, Depoitre is on for Steve Mounie - 15 minutes for the Belgian to work his magic and score a hat-trick!

And another...

71 Minutes: Former Huddersfield Town loanee Danny Drinkwater replaces N’Golo Kante for Chelsea - Laurent Depoitre is imminent for the Terriers as well....


69 Minutes: Eden Hazard is replaced by Michy Batshuayi for the visitors while Chris Lowe is replaced by Florent Hadergjonaj for Town.

Ince Again...

66 Minutes: He picks up the ball 25 yards out after Steve Mounie knocks Elias Kachunga’s cross down but it blazes over the bar!

Thunderous Effort!

62 Minutes: Chelsea clear the ball only as far as Zanka who smashes a volley towards the goal from 30 yards out but it flies over the bar.

Off the line!!

61 Minutes: Just what does Tom Ince have to do to score!!! He expertly goes past Azplicueta before chipping Courtois only for Andreas Christensen to clear it off the line!

More Pressure...

60 Minutes: And still Chelsea come - Victor Moses’ drilled effort deflects off Zanka into the side-netting with the resultant corner eventually cleared...

Mis-placed Tactics...

Fan Reaction...

Still a great atmosphere here from the Town faithful despite the scoreline I hasten to add.

Huddersfield Town 0 Chelsea 3

50 Minutes: Any doubts over the outcome of this game is surely ended as Pedro makes it three; the ball falls to him inside the box and he releases a half-volley into the top corner.

Second-Half Underway...

Huddersfield Town get the second period underway and Jonathan Hogg is replaced by Dean Whitehead - with it being a like-for-like change can only assume the midfielder has a slight knock.

First-Half Match Action...

HT: Huddersfield Town 0 Chelsea 2

Referee Andre Marriner blows the whistle for the end of what has been a poor first-half from a Huddersfield Town perspective.

David Wagner’s men started well enough but once the opening goal Bakayoko was scored they were devoid of ideas as to how to get back into the game with Willan doubling the advantage...

Added Time

Fourth Official indicates there will be an additional minute at the end of this half - David Wagner’s men need to get in the dressing room at the interval and re-group and work a way of getting back into this.

Huddersfield Town 0 Chelsea 2

43 Minutes: A second for Chelsea and this time it’s Willian who has been superb this half - heading in Marcos Alonso’s cross at the back post.


40 Minutes: Zanka pushes Hazard to the ground near the left touchline before Willian’s free-kick is met at the front post by Bakayoko - but it goes just wide!


37 Minutes: Someone must have heard my criticism as suddenly Town rally and the noise goes up at the JSS - but still Thibaut Courtois is not tested!

Bossing It...

35 Minutes: Chelsea are bossing this game at the moment without even breaking sweat - Town have not offered anything going forward as Chris Lowe tracks back well to stop Pedro’s low cross...


Nice to see Chelsea knowing their history here..

Antonio Conte...

Despite his side being a goal up, the Italian boss is going berserk on the touchline - probably feeling Chelsea are not taking advantage after the goal and giving the ball away too cheaply...

Antonio Conte, Chelsea manager
Antonio Conte, Chelsea manager


And it was all going so smoothly for David Wagner’s men before that goal - Chelsea had the lion’s share of possession but Town had successfully managed to keep them at arms length.

Then one short goal-kick and it’s back to the drawing board but the question is, do the Terriers have a Plan B...?

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