Conte says Huddersfield result 'very hard to explain'

Miércoles, 16 May, 2018

Alvaro Morata is restored to Chelsea's starting lineup for the Premier League meeting with Huddersfield Town - one of six changes made by Antonio Conte.

Conte admitted that Chelsea will struggle to qualify for next season's Champions League following the draw.

However, despite recent rumours of a mooted return back to former club Juventus, Chelsea boss Conte has insisted that Morata is staying at the club as he still considers the marksman an important part of the team.

Chelsea were back level 13 minutes later when a defensive clearance struck Marcos Alonso on the head and rebounded into the net. Now it is right for everyone to be focused on the present and finish this season in the best possible way.

Since arriving at Chelsea from La Liga giants Real Madrid for a club record fee of £60 million, Alvaro Morata has not hit the ground running.

"If you have the passion, desire and spirit you can compete sometimes with top, top quality".

Chelsea now sit in fifth place in the Premier League table with 69 points, just two behind fourth place Tottenham.

Chelsea and Huddersfield lock horns at Stamford Bridge tonight in a crunch Premier League clash. Conte's men have been installed as the hot 1/5 favourites to make it five wins on the spin - for the first time this season - against Huddersfield.

Chelsea have to rely on the slim hope they win their last match at Newcastle on Sunday while Champions League finalists Liverpool lose at home to Brighton.

Juve are set to revamp their squad with manager Massimiliano Allegri hot favourite to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.