Chelsea vs Huddersfield Town
This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
Low Energy vs High Energy
A point (or more) here for the Terriers would kill off not only the battle for survival, but also the possibility that the race for the top four would go to the final day of the season. On behalf of Sky Sports, may we wish Chelsea the very best of luck for tonight.
In many ways, it is surprising that David Wagner, who played the end of last season particularly cleverly to keep his players fresh for the play-offs, went all out against City, rather than write it off and go for the two points required against the lesser threats of Chelsea and Arsenal. On first glance, a draw on Sunday showed his gamble paid off, but in truth, we will only know when the fat lady sings.
What to make of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea? Having looked like they had given up entirely with tremendous beatings at the hands of Watford and Bournemouth, they seem to have bounced back and could take their challenge to the top four to the final day. With Roberto Mancini seemingly now a shoo-in for the Italian national job, and with Roman Abramovich fed up of paying off managers, perhaps Conte believes he may do a 3rd season at the Bridge and wants Champions League football.
Alternatively, does he have the Arsenal job lined up, and wants potential rivals next season (like Chelsea) to have the distraction of the Champions League. The truth is out there. As is 1-0 Chelsea at 11/2 with Ladbrokes.