Chelsea make the long trip up to Yorkshire on Tuesday evening to play newly promoted side Huddersfield Town in matchday 17 of the Premier League.

The last time these sides met was ten years ago in 2008 and that was in the FA Cup where Chelsea came out 3-1 winners at Stamford Bridge.

But times have changed, the Terriers are in the top-tier of English football and have had a bright start to the campaign, and they will be coming into this full of confidence after beating Brighton 2-0 at home on Saturday.

Contrasting result for Chelsea as they lost to West Ham 1-0 at the Olympic Stadium, and it was not a performance you would expect from the Premier League champions. They will be looking to bounce back at the first attempt in order to cement their place in the top four.

Team News

David Wagner has no issues with any of his Huddersfield players being sidelined however Michael Hefele is unlikely to be ready in time as he continues to recover from an Achilles injury

Kasey Palmer won’t be available to play for the home side due to Chelsea being his parent club.

David Luiz is set to be the only absentee for Chelsea as he remains out through injury. Danny Drinkwater missed the defeat to West Ham but should be available for the trip to Huddersfield.

Prediction

Either side is coming in on the back of different results, Chelsea on a defeat and Huddersfield from a win plus a clean sheet. Confidence is sky-high for the Terriers who are sitting comfortably in 12th position in the league and having nothing to lose against the Premier League champions, they will be right up for this.

Title hopes were dealt a huge blow on Saturday with the defeat to the Hammers’ they will be coming to prove a point on Tuesday evening.

But with it being under the lights, hard place to go with the Terriers already beating Manchester United, they will make it extremely difficult for Antonio Conte’s men.

Prediction: Huddersfield Town 1-1 Chelsea

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