CHE vs HUD Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Chelsea vs Huddersfield Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: February 02, 08:30 PM, IST
Where: Stamford Bridge
CHE vs HUD Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Chelsea will look to bury the ghost of the last match when they host Huddersfield Town in the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, in London, on Saturday night (IST).
The night on the South Coast wasn't windy, neither the pitch was invaded by the snow as it was in Liverpool. The settings were all too favourable and Chelsea had all the reasons to feel good ahead of the match.
Gonzalo Higuain was starting his first Premier League game after he completed his winter move from AC Milan. Eden Hazard was in his favourite position and Pedro was on the other wing. All in all, Chelsea were at full strength and their cause was helped by the absence of Callum Wilson, arguably Bournemouth's biggest threat on any given day.
But Cherries were pumped up, pressing with intent and playing with fewest touches. The Blues, on the other hand, spent too much time on the ball thinking about a pass, with Jorginho looking like cumbersome in the centre of the field. David Brooks stifled him to the point of impotence, and Sarri-Ball was dead as soon as the match got into a home team's rhythm.
Chelsea lost the match 0-4 at Dean Court, their heaviest since 1996. No doubt, Roman Abramovich never saw this big scoreline against his team.
The loss proved fatal and more chastening as the Blues were forced out of the Champions League places by a resurgent Arsenal who moved to fourth with a 2-1 win over Cardiff City.
For Huddersfield, it's all about building for the future and how fast they can come back into the Premier League. And that's because their fate is almost sealed.
At the moment, the Terriers are propping up the table with just 11 points from 24 games. A huge 12 points separate them and the safety
Recent form (Last six matches)
Chelsea – L W L W W L
Huddersfield – L L L D L L
CHE vs HUD Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Chelsea vs Huddersfield Team News:
Injured – No player is out injured for Chelsea in this match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Gonzalo Higuain was subbed off five minutes after the hour mark. Sarri later suggested in his post-match interview that the Argentine is struggling with fitness and a back problem. He remains a doubt for this match.
Note: If Higuain deemed not fit, Olivier Giroud could make a rate start. Or Sarri could go back to his false-nine formation, meaning Hazard will play as a striker, while Pedro and Willian will be on the wings.
Sarri could make more changes to his squad. The left-back has become an issue due to the inconsistent form of Marcos Alonso. Emerson started against Bournemouth and wasn't as effective as he could have been. So his place in the starting 11 isn't secure. While David Luiz had a poor game at the back and maybe benched in favour of Andres Christensen.
Key Players – Hazard, Kante
Injured – Abdelhamid Sabiri and Danny Williams remain on the sidelines for Huddersfield at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Twenty-one-year-old Danish midfielder Philip Billing is a doubt for the game.
Note: Aaron Mooy returned from the injury and featured from the bench in the last match. He will start if fit enough.
The Terriers boosted their forward position with a deadline day signing of striker Karlan Grant from League One side Charlton Athletic. He could make his first appearance here.
Key Players – Mounie, Puncheon
CHE vs HUD Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Chelsea– Kepa (GK), Azpilcueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Pedro, Hazard, Willian
Huddersfield– Lossl (GK), Smith, Jorgensen, Schindler, Kongolo, Kachunga, Pritchard, Hogg, Puncheon, Mbenza, Mounie
CHE vs HUD Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Chelsea FANTASY PREDICTION:
Chelsea haven't lost against Huddersfield in 19 years, last losing in the League Cup 3rd round match. While in the top-flight English football, the Huddersfield last won in 1954, a 1-0 victory at home.
The reverse fixture ended in a straight-forward 3-0 win for Chelsea and we back them to do the league double over Huddersfield this season.
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