Huddersfield safe, but Chelsea suffer blow to Champions League hopes


The Premier League match between Chelsea and Huddersfield will be broadcast on NBCSN.

With two games left in the Premier League campaign, the Blues are in contention to qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League, but they would require either Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur to slip up as well.

Antonio Conte's seized their chance to reduce the deficit between themselves and their top-four rivals after Chelsea FC were 1-0 winners against Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge.

He flighted a delightful ball in the path of Laurent Depoitre, who held his ground after a strong challenge from Chelsea keeper Willy Caballero, to score the Terrier's decisive goal just after the break.

"I think he's made a big impact over the last four games that he's played in and started and he makes a difference".

"I know him and for sure he has a lot of space for improvement, but I repeat, he's a young player with not a great many seasons in his past".

Kop boss Jurgen Klopp had hoped the midfielder could be fit to be in the squad for the final against Real Madrid on May 26.

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Huddersfield players celebrated wildly with their travelling supporters at the final whistle, and crates of beer were spotted being carried down the Stamford Bridge tunnel as the survival party began in the away dressing room.

´╗┐With Eden Hazard at his tantalising best, it was a well-balanced Chelsea display which secured a deserved win over the Reds.

Ince sustained the injury during Huddersfield's 1-0 win over Watford in April and was sidelined for the club's last two league matches, including the 1-1 draw at champions Manchester City last Sunday.

Pep Guardiola's team also now has 31 wins, surpassing the previous record of 30 set by Chelsea last season.

Things are quieter on the Sunderland front, with the Black Cats' players still in contract limbo as Stewart Donald attempts to complete his takeover.

Chelsea, who still have the FA Cup final against Manchester United to come a week on Saturday, are outsiders in the race for a top-four spot.

"It's gradually got us back into it - hopefully it's not too late".