Antonio Conte defends decision to rest Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud

Chelsea open talks with PSG to sign replacement for Juventus-bound Alvaro Morata

Chelsea open talks with PSG to sign replacement for Juventus-bound Alvaro Morata

Antonio Conte's men go into the game three points behind Liverpool in third (with one game in hand) and two points behind fourth-placed Tottenham (same games played).

Morata made a solid start to his Blues career after seven goals in eight games but a mysterious back injury and a barren run has soured his debut season. 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.

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

The 31-year-old scored the only goal in Chelsea's 1-0 win over Liverpool on Sunday, which kept their top four hopes alive and Conte admits he has been an excellent acquisition for the club.

Willian, Pedro and Emerson Palmieri are among those who could come in, but defenders David Luiz (knee) and Ethan Ampadu (ankle) are out.

Olivier Giroud arrived in January and has outshone Morata, scoring big goals in important matches.

Meanwhile, champions Manchester City said a fond Etihad farewell to Yaya Toure, routing Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 and moving on to 97 points - the most in a Premier League season - and to the verge of a landmark 100-point campaign.

In fact, Huddersfield have drawn a blank in 13 Premier League away trips this season - a joint-record (also Norwich City 1994-95, Southampton 1998-99 and Middlesbrough 2002-03).

"You are talking about a player with great experience, global player and played in many leagues". "I think the situation is very clear", he told reporters.

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