Huddersfield v Chelsea Premier League betting preview and tips

16:00 Sat 11 Aug
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: 1AH +1
Units: 1/5
Odds: -102

Huddersfield clash with Chelsea in their first Premier League match of the season and the Terriers could provide a stern test for the Blues.

Huddersfield achieved a minor miracle by remaining in the Premier League last season and David Wagner will now be tasked with keeping the Yorkshire side in the top flight for a second campaign.

It’s been a memorable couple of seasons for Town who have enjoyed promotion through the play-offs before staying in the Premier League and it’s now time for a difficult second season where it will be tougher than ever to stay afloat.

There have been several new faces arriving at the John Smiths’ Stadium this term, with Ben Hamer, Ramadan Sobhi and Erik Durm among the arrivals and Huddersfield will hope to finish above three other teams in the division.

The presence of Wolves, Fulham and Cardiff gives them a fighting chance and the team spirit within the ranks is unrivalled, with Chelsea arriving and expecting a tough challenge from their opponents.

The Blues are in their usual state of upheaval thanks to Roman Abramovich’s hire and fire policy, with Antonio Conte the latest manager to fall by the wayside.

Maurizio Sarri is now in charge of the team and has immediately recruited Jorginho to play for the Blues, although the future of Eden Hazard remains unclear considering his latest comments.

Alvaro Morata also had a difficult first season in London and might yet be moved on, with Chelsea lacking a long-term vision which means their squad often look like a group of mercenaries.

We’re happy to take on Chelsea for this first match and they could be missing some of their World Cup participants, with N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud likely to have an extended break.

BETTING TIP
Huddersfield +1 @ 1.98 with BetVictor

Team News

Huddersfield: 3-5-1-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Chelsea: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 12
    Ben Hamer
  • 05
    Terence Kongolo
  • 26
    Christopher Schindler
  • 25
    Mathias Jorgensen
  • 15
    Chris Löwe
  • 08
    Philip Billing
  • 06
    Jonathan Hogg
  • 10
    Aaron Mooy
  • 33
    Florent Hadergjonaj
  • 21
    Alex Pritchard
  • 24
    Steve Mounie
  • N/A
    Kepa Arrizabalaga
  • 28
    Cesar Azpilicueta
  • 02
    Antonio Rüdiger
  • 30
    David Luiz
  • 03
    Marcos Alonso
  • 07
    Ngolo Kante
  • 05
    Jorginho
  • 08
    Ross Barkley
  • 11
    Pedro Rodriguez
  • 29
    Álvaro Morata
  • 22
    Willian

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Manchester City 12 10 2 0 36:5 32
2 Liverpool 12 9 3 0 23:5 30
3 Chelsea 12 8 4 0 27:8 28
4 Arsenal 12 7 3 2 26:15 24
5 Tottenham 11 8 0 3 18:10 24
6 Bournemouth 12 6 2 4 21:16 20
7 Watford 12 6 2 4 17:14 20
8 Manchester Unit 12 6 2 4 20:21 20
9 Everton 12 5 4 3 19:15 19
10 Leicester 12 5 2 5 17:16 17
11 Wolverhampton W 12 4 4 4 12:13 16
12 Brighton 12 4 2 6 13:18 14
13 West Ham 12 3 3 6 14:18 12
14 Newcastle Unite 12 2 3 7 9:15 9
15 Burnley 12 2 3 7 12:25 9
16 Crystal Palace 12 2 2 8 8:17 8
17 Southampton 12 1 5 6 8:21 8
18 Cardiff 12 2 2 8 11:25 8
19 Huddersfield 11 1 4 6 6:20 7
20 Fulham 12 1 2 9 11:31 5