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Chelsea is in desperate need of a win against Huddersfield after a disappointing last week.
The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw against Atletico, seeing us qualify second in our Champions League group. This was followed up by a shock 1-0 defeat to 19th place West Ham in the Premier League.
League leaders City came out on top in the Manchester derby as they are now a massive 14 points ahead of Chelsea.
Tuesday’s game isn’t just about trying to keep our highly unlikely title hopes alive; it’s about restoring team morale and still putting pressure on the teams around us.
Liverpool and Arsenal also dropped points on Sunday so things could have been much worse for us.
Huddersfield won’t be easy to beat as they’ve beaten Man United at home as well as coming off the back of a 2-0 win against Brighton. Hopefully, we’ll be able to catch them on a bad day.
According to PhysioRoom, David Luiz is the only player unavailable as he continues to recover from a knee injury. Danny Drinkwater could be in contention to start as he battles with illness.
Here is how we believe the champions will line-up:
Bakayoko set to face the drop after West Ham performance
If Danny Drinkwater is ready to play there’s a good chance the Englishman could be Bakayoko’s replacement.
Conte may also decide to revert back to the 3-4-3 formation which would likely see Cesc Fabregas and N’Golo Kante is a central midfield partnership.
It will be interesting to see what team the Italian lines up with for this midweek game.