MX23RW : Wednesday, December 12 05:51:19
Dec 12, 2017 at 8pm UK at ​John Smith's Stadium
Attendance: 24,169
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town
1-3
Chelsea
Depoitre (92')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Bakayoko (23'), Willian (43'), Pedro (50')

Team News: Alvaro Morata absent for Chelsea at Huddersfield Town

Team News: Morata absent for Chelsea at Huddersfield
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Alvaro Morata misses out with a back problem as Chelsea visit Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

Alvaro Morata misses out with a back problem as Chelsea visit Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

Morata's absence sees Eden Hazard switch to a centre-forward role, while Willian and Pedro also come into the XI as head coach Antonio Conte shuffles his pack following the 1-0 defeat at West Ham United.

Victor Moses and Antonio Rudiger also start for the Blues, with Cesc Fabregas among those dropping to the bench.

As for hosts Huddersfield, head coach David Wagner has made just the one change from the team that started Saturday's 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the John Smith's Stadium.

That alteration comes in attack as Danny Williams replaces Collin Quaner, meaning that record signing Steve Mounie again leads the line with support from Tom Ince.

Huddersfield Town: Lossl; Smith, Jorgensen, Schindler, Lowe; Hogg, Mooy; Williams, Ince, Kachunga; Mounie
Subs: Coleman, Whitehead, Cranie, Van La Parra, Depoitre, Quaner, Hadergjonaj

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Pedro
Subs: Caballero; Cahill, Ampadu, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Musonda, Batshuayi

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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