Chelsea will go head to head against Huddersfield Town in their first match of the Premier League season. The Blues will be determined to get themselves back in terms after the disastrous defeat against Manchester City in the Community Shield match. Chelsea have failed to secure the top four finish in the previous season. They have finished at the fifth position in the Premier League table in the previous season. So, the club management have decided to sack their former manager Antonio Conte before the beginning of the next season.
Antonio Conte has won one Premier League title and one FA Cup in previous two seasons for the Blues. But the Chelsea Board have not considered it before sacking Antonio Conte. According to various reports, Antonio Conte has completely lost the control of the dressing room of Chelsea. The players like Willian and Eden Hazard were willing to leave the Blues in this summer transfer window. After the FA Cup win of Chelsea in the previous season, Willian has posted a picture in Instagram with blurring the picture of Antonio Conte.
The sacking of Antonio Conte was imminent. It has happened and the Chelsea Board have appointed the former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri as their new manager. Maurizio Sarri will try to implement a new strategy in the Chelsea side this season in the Premier League. But, the players need to accommodate themselves with the style of coaching of Maurizio Sarri. Maurizio Sarri has arrived late at Chelsea due to some paperworks’ delay. The preseason games were going well for him and Chelsea as they have shown impressive performances against Perth Glory, Inter Milan and Arsenal. But in the Community Shield match against Manchester City was a reality check for Maurizio Sarri and Co. The settled Manchester City side started rolling from the very first match of the season.
Huddersfield manager David Wagner will also hope that his side will be able to replicate the performance of the last few matches of the previous season which has helped them to avoid relegation in the Premier League.
Team News :
Callum Hudson Odoi was a standout performer of Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side in the pre-season matches. But he will be benched in this match as the trio comprising of Alvaro Morata, Pedro and Willian are going to play in the attacking third of the Blues against Huddersfield Town on Saturday. Fabregas might be benched as he is slightly injured. Otherwise, the Community Shield match lineup is going to be implemented for Chelsea in this match too.
Huddersfield Town :
Huddersfield Town will be desperate to get at least one point at the beginning of the Premier League Season. It will be their home match and their manager David Wagner will wish to keep his defense intact. The new signing Diakhaby might play an influential role for them in this match.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Goalkeeper : Kepa
Defenders : Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Emerson
Midfielders : Fabregas, Jorginho, Kante
Attackers : Hazard, Pedro; Morata.
Huddersfield Town: (3-5-2)
Goalkeeper : Lossl
Defenders : Kongolo, Schindler, Stankovic
Midfielders : Lowe, Billing, Hogg, Mooy, Smith
Attackers : Van La Parra, Mounie.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Chelsea 3-0 Huddersfield Town