Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Huddersfield safe after draw with Chelsea

Huddersfield safe after draw with Chelsea Huddersfield safe after draw with Chelsea
Melissa Porter | 12 May, 2018, 00:03

For sure Chelsea were the better team and we had Lady Luck on our side.

Chelsea this season under Conte were beaten in the Carabao Cup last four by Arsenal and Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals. They made hard work of a match they absolutely should have won and they should have used the motivation for points a lot more than they did, while also capitalising on the desperation that Huddersfield would have felt going into that game. We felt we have played 37 games away from home.

Conte has failed to build on what was a spectacular first season at Stamford Bridge, from guiding Chelsea in becoming Premier League champions to the likelihood of falling short of a Champions League spot for the next campaign.

Chelsea claimed just 37 points on home soil this season, compared to 51 from a possible 57 in 2016-17. "It's what everyone wants, especially the top players around the world".

The west Yorkshire club have one of the smallest budgets in the English top flight.

Conte has repeatedly sparred with Manchester United manager Mourinho this season, and it was he who was in charge at the start of the 2015-16 season when Chelsea came 10th.

The Swans will be hoping Man City can do them a favour by racking up a hefty scoreline at Southampton, which is hardly beyond the Sky Blues, but they'll also need to do their part with a strong win against Stoke.

Sunday's match does not represent Liverpool's last assignment of the season, of course.

"It's going to be very hard for them (Chelsea) to get in the Champions League now, so maybe that will help us as well. But now we can play that game with total freedom and give Arsène Wenger all the focus he deserves after 22 years in the Premier League". I'm very proud of the team. "Last year we were predicted to be relegated from the Championship and we got promoted".

The only other time all three newcomers have stayed up in the Premier League era was Fulham, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers in 2001-02. "It is not the first time that we have not been clinical and suffered".

"This makes it an incredible achievement for us", German Wagner said. In transfer windows, you can never put your finger on it, but it is a big attraction, a massive new stadium, a great team.