Huddersfield v Chelsea Betting Tips
Antonio Conte cut an incredibly frustrated figure at the London Stadium on Saturday. Chelsea knew that defeat against West Ham in the London derby would all but end their chances of defending the Premier League title and yet Conte watched in disbelief as his players turned in an insipid performance against the Irons.
As well as landing a major to blow to Chelsea, West Ham’s 1-0 win over the Blues put the cat amongst the pigeons at the bottom of the table.
Thankfully for David Wagner, his Huddersfield players rose to the challenge and secured three points of their own with a 2-0 victory against Brighton to give them a five-point gap from the relegation zone.
That win snapped a run of four straight defeats for the Terriers so they’ll be feeling a lot more confident about their chances when Chelsea visit the John Smith’s Stadium on Tuesday night.
Chelsea to Put Derby Day Disappointment Behind Them
To stay up in the Premier League, it is vital to beat the teams around you. By beating Brighton, Huddersfield took points off a relegation rival and showed they have the stomach for the fight.
But, Brighton at home is the sort of match the Terriers should be winning. Games against the top six are a different matter entirely.
Even though Huddersfield have already beaten Man Utd at home and pushed Man City all the way, Wagner and his backroom staff know that picking up anything from Chelsea is a bonus.
Their job on Tuesday night is to make life as difficult as possible for the visitors and hope that the Blues have another off day.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to imagine Chelsea can play as poorly against Huddersfield as they did against West Ham. With the words of Conte ringing in their ears, Chelsea will take to the field motivated to prove they remain one of the Premier League’s strongest teams.
This could be the worst time for Huddersfield to face Chelsea and the away side should take the points at a best price of 7/20 with Marathonbet.
Will Huddersfield Scrap for a Goal Under the Lights?
David Wagner knows that Huddersfield’s record at home will go a long way to deciding their fate come the end of the season. He will, therefore, be happy that the 4-0 loss to Tottenham is Huddersfield’s only real disappointment to date at the John Smith’s Stadium.
If there is once place that Huddersfield need to improve at home though, it’s up front.
The Terriers average just one goal per game at the John Smith’s Stadium and you get the feeling they’ll have to score more than once to get anything out of the game against Chelsea.
The Blues have conceded more than one goal away from home only once in the league so far and did at least manage to keep West Ham at bay for long periods at the London Stadium.
Huddersfield will be up for the game but getting going against Chelsea in bitterly cold conditions won’t be easy. Therefore, we think a bet on Chelsea keeping a clean sheet should pay out at 4/5 with Coral.
It may also be worth backing under 2.5 goals which is evens with Bet365.
Willian to Get Grab His Chance with Both Hands
The defeat against West Ham could prompt Antonio Conte to shuffle his pack ahead of the Huddersfield match.
Despite not always getting the chance to play from the off, Willian has always remained professional and never lets Chelsea down.
The Brazilian’s ability to create and score from wide positions could be just what Chelsea need against stubborn opposition. If Willian gets the chance to start, back him to score the game’s first goal at 7/1 with Ladbrokes.
Top Betting Offers
Chelsea to win at 7/20 with Marathonbet
Chelsea to keep a clean sheet at 4/5 with Coral
Under 2.5 goals at evens with Bet365
Willian to score first at 7/1 with Ladbrokes