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3-4-2-1 Chelsea Predicted Lineup Vs Huddersfield Town: Willian To Return For The Blues?

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Chelsea will play hosts to Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge as they look to earn maximum points from the contest to keep their top 4 hopes alive. Antonio Conte’s men are making a late push for the top 4 spots after they narrowly beat Liverpool with a 1-0 scoreline over the weekend. However, the Blues will come across David Wagner’s side, who are desperate for points which could help them avoid relegation from the Premier League at the end of this season.

The recent history of this fixture makes a grim reading for the away side as they have not tasted defeat in any of their previous three meetings with the West Londoners. Antonio Conte is expected to stick with his favoured 3-4-2-1 formation and might make some changes for this midweek encounter. Alvaro Morata is a major doubt for the game but with the exception of the Spaniard, there are no fresh injury concerns for the home team.

3-4-2-1 Chelsea Predicted Lineup To Face Huddersfield Town

Defence

Thibaut Courtois is set to start in the Chelsea goal and the Belgian keeper might be shielded by a back three of Antonio Rüdiger, Thomas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta. Antonio Conte has seen his defenders keep a rare clean sheet at home versus Liverpool last weekend and will be hoping that they can replicate a similar kind of performance against the Terriers on Wednesday night.

Midfield

N’Golo Kante might continue his midfield partnership with Cesc Fabregas at the centre of the park as both players are playing at the top of their game. Marcos Alonso will resume his duties on the left-hand side of the midfield while Davide Zappacosta will be instructed to hug the right touchline.

Victor Moses might have to settle for a place on the bench after featuring heavily for Chelsea in recent weeks.

Eden Hazard and Willian are set to play just ahead of the midfield four as they look to cause some damage in the opposition half. Both players have been in a rich vein of form of late and will look to get their names on the scoresheet on Wednesday.

Attack

Olivier Giroud might get the nod once again to lead the lines for the Blues ahead of Alvaro Morata. The Frenchman managed to score the winner against Liverpool on Sunday which has kept his team’s UEFA Champions League hopes alive. Giroud will once again look to register a goal when he laces up against the Terriers defence tomorrow.

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