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Chelsea draw with Huddersfield

10/05/2018

Chelsea had to settle for a point last night as they were held to a draw with Huddersfield.

The result moves us within two points of Liverpool, so our hopes of finishing in the top 4 are still alive! It all comes down to a win against Newcastle this weekend.

Conte made a number of changes to the Liverpool beating side from the weekend, bringing Willy Caballero, Davide Zappacosta, Willian, Pedro, Andres Christensen and Alvaro Morata into the squad.

It was an unlucky result for the Blues, who completely dominated the game from the very start.

The first goal threatening opportunity came after just five minutes of play, when Alonso received a cross from Cesar Azpilicueta and fired a powerful shot towards goal, only for Huddersfield keeper Jonas Lossl to make the save.

The Blues kept their foot down and came close again just three minutes later, this time when Willian escaped his marker and drove a low shot just past the far post. So close!

With this much dominance so early on, it felt like business as usual for the Blues, who have been on an amazing run of form recently, winning our last four matches!

Huddersfield were clearly aware of how threatening the Blues have been recently though, and defended hard in the first half, preventing us to from converting any chances.

The second half was a different story though, and opened up opportunities for both teams.

It took five minutes for the first goal, and it was the away team that found the back of the net first.

After a driving run from Willian was halted by the Huddersfield defence, a lofted ball from Aaron Mooy put Laurent Depoitre through on goal. Caballero ran off his line to stop the initial shot, getting injured in the process, and whilst he was out, Depoitre picked up the loose ball and tapped it into the empty goal.

Going 1-nil down at home always knocks the confidence, but it didn't stop the Blues from fighting! The first step was introducing some fresh blood to the team, and this was in the shape of in-form striker Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard.

With this added attacking threat, it didn't take the Blues long to score the equaliser.

Hazard played the ball inside to Fabregas, who then switched it to Azpilicueta. The defender then crossed the ball into the box, and when Mathias Jorgensen attempted to clear the ball, it was met by Alonso's head and bounced into the back of the net. It was a very lucky goal, but we deserved it for being so attacking.

Aside from a Christensen header that was somehow kept out by a fingertip save from Lossl, the rest of the match played out without too much incident.

Only getting one point from the match is far from ideal, but our chances of finishing in the top 4 are still alive! All eyes are on our match against Newcastle this Sunday.

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