Huddersfield Town will make the trip to South West London this weekend as Jan Siewert’s side faces Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday 2 February 2019; 3pm kick-off.
The Head Coach will be hoping his side can come back to West Yorkshire with three points in his first away game in charge of the Club.
The hosts currently sit fifth in the Premier League table, level on points with Arsenal who occupy fourth place.
However, Chelsea come into the game on the back of a 4-0 defeat away to AFC Bournemouth. The Blues are unbeaten in their last five home games.
Sarri took over as Head Coach of Chelsea in July 2018, with the Italian having previously enjoyed a successful three-year spell in charge of Napoli.
The corresponding fixture saw Chelsea clinch a 3-0 win in August 2018 ensuring Sarri and his players returned to London with all three points.
CHELSEA LINE-UP AGAINST AFC BOURNEMOUTH (4-3-3)
GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga
CB: David Luiz
CB: Antonio Rüdiger
RB: César Azpilicueta
CM: Mateo Kovačić
CM: N'Golo Kanté
LW: Eden Hazard
ST: Gonzalo Higuain
KEY PLAYERS - FPL PREVIEW
David Luiz - 3.5
David Luiz first joined Chelsea in January 2011 and spent three-and-a-half years with the Club before moving to France to join Paris Saint-Germain in June 2014. The centre-back won nine trophies during his time with the Parisians before returning to Stamford Bridge in August 2016. Luiz has now made over 200 appearances for Chelsea and has grabbed the one goal and supplied two assists so far in the Premier League this season. The Brazilian has also made 56 appearances for his country after making his international debut in August 2010.
Pedro - 3.3
Pedro began his career with FC Barcelona and won 24 trophies during his time with the Catalonians. The 31-year-old first represented Spain in May 2010 and the winger is also a World Cup and European Championship winner. Pedro has grabbed seven goals during the 2018/19 Premier League season.
Kepa Arrizabalaga - 3.0
Kepa Arrizabalaga signed for Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao in August 2018 for a £71m fee, making him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper in history. The Spanish international has played every Premier League game so far this season, keeping 10 clean sheets in 24 appearances. The goalkeeper made his international debut in November 2017 and has made three appearances for his country to date.
TEAM NEWS - CHELSEA
Maurizio Sarri is expected to have his full squad available to him for the visit of Town.
TEAM NEWS - TOWN
Huddersfield Town Head Coach Jan Siewert will provide the latest update on his team during Thursday’s Press Conference at PPG Canalside.
FPL Injury News
Philip Billing - Knee - Expected back in February
Abdelhamid Sabiri - Lack of match fitness - 75% chance of playing
Danny Williams - Knee - Expected back at the end of February
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