Antonio Conte’s side were dominant as Chelsea beat promoted side Huddersfield 3-1 to reduce the gap at the top to 11 points. It was all Chelsea in the match and they were deserved winners.
Willian was involved in all the goals for Chelsea
Huddersfield opted to go with Mounie as a loan striker while van La Parra started from the bench.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte included Rudiger in the starting line up as Gary Cahill missed out. Hazard started up front while Fabregas was relegated to the bench as well.
The away side had all the ball in the early exchanges and they were vividly the dominant side. They had good possession and was threatening to open the scoring. It eventually happened on 23rd minute when Lossl’s miss kick led the ball to Willian who threaded through Bakayoko and the new signing from Monaco dinked past Lossl to make it 1-0 for the Champions. Willian then scored himself to give Chelsea a healthy lead at the break.
Pedro made it 3-0 shortly after the restart and the Blues continued their merry ride against the Yorkshire side, and it was all about damage limitation for Wagner’s side from now on. The Blues were relentless in their pursue to extend their lead but the hosts somehow managed to keep their trail. At the end, the hosts also got a consolation goal back through substitute Depoitre. In the end it has been a perfect away trip for the Blues as they head back home with all the three points.
Starting Line Up:
Huddersfield: Lossl; Smith, Jorgensen, Schindler, Lowe (Hadergjonaj); Kachunga, Williams, Hogg (Whitehead), Mooy, Ince; Mounie (Depoitre)
Chelsea: Courtis; Azpilicueta, Christensen (Ampadu), Rudiger; Moses, Kante (Drinkwater), Bakayoko, Alonso; Willian, Pedro; Hazard (Batshuayi)
- Huddersfield had only two shots on target, one of them was the goal in the 92nd minute.
- Chelsea had a total of 64% possession with a 56% of shot accuracy.
- There were no cards shown in the game.