Huddersfield opt to travel home by bus after securing survival at Chelsea

Chelsea, who play Jose Mourinho's Manchester United at Wembley on May 19, are making a late bid for the Premier League top four and host Huddersfield on Wednesday night in what could potentially be Conte's final home match as head coach.

A surprisingly much-changed Chelsea side from the one that beat Liverpool four days ago fell behind when Laurent Depoitre forced the ball home five minutes into the second-half.

It also ensured that for only the third time in the Premier League era, the three promoted sides - in this case, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Brighton - all survived.

Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith (C) runs onto the pitch to celebrate Premier League survival after their match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London on 9 May, 2018.

"The fans are really what got us past Man City and perhaps Roma".

A goal-mouth scramble in the final minutes saw the loose ball fall to Andreas Christensen, whose header was touched onto the post by Lossl.

"Every team deserves the points they have in the table. This club has tried for the last decade to be there, but maybe we need more time and we'll try again next season". We must accept the final result and the commitment was impressive of the players.

Huddersfield showed Chelsea how to be clinical in front of goal when they sprang a counter-attack after Willian appealed for a free-kick.

They have drawn or lost against Burnley, Crystal Palace, West Ham, Watford, Bournemouth and now Huddersfield despite registering more shots.

Jürgen Klopp is hopeful that Liverpool will feel the benefits of a week-long build-up to what could be a decisive meeting with Brighton and Hove Albion on the final day of the Premier League season.

"For sure, Chelsea were the better team and we had the Lady Luck". "To finish here with these games against City and Chelsea is unbelievable". It's down to the whole team for the defensive work we did today, they didn't have a lot of chances.

Remarkably Huddersfield, who were promoted from the Championship past year, have held Manchester City and Chelsea in consecutive draws to amazingly avoid the drop.

Chelsea supervisor Antonio Conte, whose facet's high 4 hopes had been dealt a close to deadly blow by the outcome, added: 'The scenario wasn't in our fingers earlier than this sport and, for positive, the likelihood is much less now after this sport.

  • Joanne Flowers