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Chelsea vs Huddersfield Predictions

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Chelsea take on Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, looking to bounce straight back with a win following their harrowing 0-4 defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday evening.

Chelsea’s complete capitulation at the Vitality Stadium against a clinical Cherries side was the Blues’ worst defeat in the league for 22 years. On a night when nothing went right for Maurizio Sarri, new signing Gonzalo Higuain was hauled off after 65 minutes, following a hugely disappointing performance.

The loss was Chelsea’s third straight reverse on the road in all competitions after their defeats in the capital to Tottenham and Arsenal respectively. The Blues hammering on Wednesday was so damaging to their goal difference, that they were replaced in the top 4 by Arsenal.

With Maurizio Sarri’s tactical plan already starting to unravel a little, he will need an immediate response from his players this weekend. Luckily for the Italian, the Premier League’s bottom club Huddersfield Town are the Blues’ next opponents at Stamford Bridge.

The Terriers have lost 10 of their last 11 in the league, leaving them a full 12 points adrift of safety with just 14 matches left to play this season. New boss Jan Siewert couldn’t inspire Town to victory in his first game in charge against Everton, though his appointment was never likely to make much difference in the short-term.

Having scored just 13 Premier League goals this season, Huddersfield are comfortably the lowest scorers in the division. They have however, shown a remarkable ability to nick goals in their away games.

Huddersfield failed to score in a massive 62% of their Premier League games at the John Smith’s Stadium this term, though that figure falls to just 36% when you analyse their away games alone.

We fancy Town to snatch a goal again this weekend against a Blues defence that has looked shaky in recent weeks. The only clean sheets Chelsea secured in their last 7 games, came against tier two teams Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup.

A goal is likely to be a mere consolation for Huddersfield however against a Chelsea team that has lost only once in 12 league games at Stamford Bridge this season. When you assess the factors at play, we think the Chelsea & both teams to score combination looks fantastic value for Saturday’s game. We’re also tipping Chelsea to edge out Town with a narrow 2-1 scoreline.

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