Chelsea draw with Huddersfield as Champions League hopes fade

Chelsea draw with Huddersfield as Champions League hopes fade

Laurent Depoitre gave Huddersfield a shock lead early in the second half and Town held firm after Marcos Alonso's fortuitous equaliser to claim the draw they required.

The Blues head coach congratulated Huddersfield on securing their status and rued the missed chances which mean his side must rely on Brighton beating Liverpool to have any hope of qualifying for next season's Champions League.

Antonio Conte decided to make six changes to his starting lineup from the 1-0 win against Liverpool on Sunday.

"At the same time, we have to try".

"The commitment of the players was impressive as we tried to win the game until the end".

'We weren't able to win the game, this is football'.

"It's very hard to explain the draw because when you have 82 per cent possession and create many chances, concede only on a counter-attack, and draw the game - it's very hard to explain. We've seen desire, spirit, attitude to get an unbelievable result". "In this moment we are fifth and we must accept this because we deserve this". "I knew it would be tight for sure, and I never doubted my players' mental spirit".

With Spurs taking all three points against Newcastle, Liverpool are now in fourth, two behind their London rivals and only two above Chelsea, although with a greater goal difference.

The Frenchman will doubtless hope his goodbye goes as sweetly as Toure's for Manchester City as their 34-year-old favourite declared after non-stop cheers at the Etihad: "I think they recognise what I've done for the club". We weren't able to do this.

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Martial has been in and out of the side at a stage of his career that he needs to be playing regularly in order to progress.

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Asked if he had rested Hazard ahead of Chelsea's FA Cup final with Manchester United, Conte responded: 'No, absolutely not.

Danny Drinkwater also arrived in the same transfer window but has only made five Premier League starts.

"Hopefully they all came through the game then one week is fantastic". At Burnley we won the rotation was good.

Oli is helping us a lot in certain things that maybe we were lacking.

"It's a bigger achievement than getting promoted", Wagner said.

"But we must respect Huddersfield". City can make it to 100 points if they beat Southampton on Sunday. For this reason, they wanted to defend very deep.

"People said we had no chance, I will not criticise one of them because they were right".

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