Huddersfield seal survival as Chelsea’s top-four hopes fade

May 10 11:37 2018

The result will severely dent the Blues’s hopes of finishing in the top four.

Conte’s side are two points behind Tottenham and three adrift of Liverpool with two games to play.

“But congratulations to Huddersfield, the players and the manager and the club, for them”.

It looks unlikely, however. Chelsea must also win away at Newcastle which, judging by their steely performance against Spurs, won’t be easy.

Antonio Conte claims that his future will only become clear inside the next fortnight, but that he is focussed on being Chelsea’s Coach.

Back in August, at the start of the 2017-18 Premier League season, Robbie Savage predicted Huddersfield would finish 20th.

Rudiger headed wastefully over from Willian’s free-kick, then Huddersfield took the lead with their first serious attack in the 50th minute.

David Wagner has kept a level head all season, he has done an unbelievable job”. “We were never really near the bottom, apart from one match week by goal difference, and always collected consistently points”, added the German. “Tonight I think we’ve seen everything that counts for us: desire, passion, attitude and togetherness”.

This season has been Joe’s most prolific since joining from Charlton in 2015, making 31 appearances across all competitions for the Reds, earning three caps for England, and making his full debut against Germany last October.

Wagner’s side, promoted through the play-offs last season, have failed to score in 20 Premier League matches this term but still did enough to edge over the line.

Both Mooy and Mat Ryan’s club Brighton have avoided relegation this season. “It’s about trying everything”.

“Every team deserves the points they have in the table”.

If the Italian does leave when the season is up it may be hard for his successor to hit the ground running with the likelihood of Europa League football next term, so it could be an interesting time for Blues fans over the coming months. The north London side have the fifth worst away record in the division and Huddersfield could pile on the misery in Arsene Wenger’s farewell game as the Gunners boss.

Yet the highlight of the season has to be the 2-1 win over Manchester United at the John Smith’s Stadium in October 2017.

“It’s been up and down all season, we have a good coach who keeps a positive atmosphere in the dressing room”. It’s an impressive feat given their temporary relocation to Wembley because of the renovation of White Hart Lane.

“We have improved over the season”. It has been tough.

“We had these situations a few times and it will be, for sure, exciting because Brighton is in a good moment, they played fantastic against (Manchester) United”.

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