Huddersfield vs Chelsea / Premier League – This Saturday's match in the first round of the English Premiership, brings us two teams that have different ambitions in the new season, with the proviso that Huddersfield has finished only 16th with 33 points less than the fifth Chelsea. As for their duels from last season, the “Blues” from London celebrated at home with 3-1, while Huddersfield with one brave approach in the very finish of the championship recorded a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Huddersfield vs Chelsea begins 11.08.2018. at 16:00 CET.
That courage and discipline in Huddersfield’s team in the end has brought them survival in the Premiership, even though they were before the beginning of the championship anticipated express move to a lower rank, because they probably had the weakest team in the league. But their desire not to be only passers-by, after 46 years of absence, was clearly strong, but it should be emphasized that great merits for this 16th place belong to their German coach Wagner.
That is why we are sure that he will in the same way try to leave the Huddersfield team in the Premier League this season, with the proviso that he has reinforced the team with goalkeeper Hammer, defender Durma, midfielder Bacun and strikers Diakhaby, Sobhij and Mbenzo while he also made the big job with the purchase of a contract by the goalkeeper Lossla, cnter-back Kongolo and defender Hadergjonaj. On the other hand, goalkeepers Green and Coleman, defenders Malone and Hefele, midfielder Whitehead and strikers Scanell and T. Ince have left the team during the summer.
Probable lineups Huddersfield: Lossl – Zanka, Kongolo, Schindler – Hadergjonaj, Hogg, Mooy, Lowe – Pritchard, van La Parra – Mounie
As for Chelsea, last year they failed to defend the title of the Premiership, but this team has in the end after winning only fifth place lost a chance for placement in the Champions League after a long time. However, they managed to win the FA Cup, while they were stopped in the Champions League already in the round of sixteen, so it was not enough to keep their coach Conte on the bench, so his compatriot Sarri has arrived at this position during the summer, who in the previous three years with a lot of success led the team of Napoli.
When Sarri arrived in London from Naples, he also brought midfielder Jorginho with him, who was the only reinforcement in the team of “Blues” for a long time, while they a few days ago from the Madrid’s Real brought midfielder Kovacic and goalkeeper Kepa from Athletic Bilbao because Courtois has in the meantime left to Real. But Kepa and Kovacic are unlikely to be in the starting lineup for a duel with Huddersfield, just like returnees from the World Cup, Cahill, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Hazard, Giroud and Batshuayi, who have also missed the match in the English Super Cup in which Chelsea was defeated with 2-0 by Manchester City.
Probable lineups Chelsea: Caballero – Azpilicueta, Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso – Fabregas, Jorginho, Barkley – Willian, Morata, Pedro
Huddersfield vs Chelsea PICK
Given that the “Blues” are obviously still getting used to working with a new coach, and they also have a lot more problems with the absences of Huddersfield, we have in the end of this duel decided on a type match with a small number of goals.
Pick: under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.89 at unibet (down to 1.80 can be played)