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Huddersfield Town v Chelsea

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12 Dec 2017
Chelsea v Newcastle United

Huddersfield Town have have no new injury concerns and welcome Rajiv van La Parra back from suspension and Michael Hefele (Achilles) to full training.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is struggling with fatigue and a back problem and has been ruled out along with David Luiz (knee). 

Midfielder Danny Drinkwater is available after recovering from illness. 

Did you know?

Huddersfield Town have won three of their last four Premier League home matches, with the only defeat in that run coming against leaders Manchester City.

The Terriers have won more points after 16 fixtures (18) than all three of the newly-promoted sides last term: Burnley (16), Middlesbrough (15) and Hull City (12).

John Smith’s Stadium could become the 50th stadium at which Chelsea have won a PL match, the fourth-highest total after Liverpool (53), Arsenal and Man Utd (both 50)

Eden Hazard has been involved in 99 PL goals (62 goals, 37 assists) and can become the fourth Chelsea player to reach a century of goal involvements after Frank Lampard (237), Didier Drogba (159) and Gianfranco Zola (101).

What the managers say

David Wagner: “If there is a small gap open that we can use, then we will try and do everything to use it. It’s important, that if you want to stay up, that you collect points off the top six."

See: Wagner to learn from past experiences

Antonio Conte: "A lot of players are playing a lot of games. Some are a bit tired. My task is to find the best solution and at the same time not lose our balance."

See: Morata injury update

Referee: Andre Marriner
 Simon Beck, Scott Ledger
Fourth official:
 Paul Tierney

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