Kick-off: 1500, 11/08/2018
Stadium: John Smith’s Stadium
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What Trueform says for Huddersfield vs Chelsea
Huddersfield earned a high Trueform rating when ensuring their top-flight survival by picking up a point at Stamford Bridge in May and can begin the new campaign with another draw against Chelsea.
The Blues slipped from champions to fifth place last season and will be keen to bounce back this term, but a change of manager may mean it takes time to regroup.
They certainly seemed off the pace in the Community Shield and we’re going with 3/1 for the scores to finish level as our first Huddersfield vs Chelsea prediction.
A Look At Huddersfield Town’s Betting Odds
Huddersfield looked in relegation trouble entering a daunting run-in last season, but away draws against Manchester City and Chelsea pulled them clear of the drop zone.
The character shown in earning those surprise stalemates epitomised the spirit of David Wagner’s hard-working side.
Predictably, there were some chastening defeats, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham all claiming emphatic victories at this venue.
However, the Terriers did beat Manchester United here and pushed Manchester City close, so there is plenty to build on.
Retaining Monaco defender Terence Kongolo on a permanent deal was described as “a big statement” by Wagner, while Dutch midfielder Juninho and Stoke winger Ramadan Sobhi are solid new recruits.
Borussia Dortmund full-back Erik Durm, capped seven times by Germany, is another eye-catching arrival if able to recover from injury problems and Monaco midfielder Adama Diakhaby is an interesting prospect.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea finished last season on a high thanks to a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final, but that masked an otherwise disappointing campaign.
The Blues ended up five points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool and now have no Champions League football to look forward to this term.
Several star players have been described as unsettled and speculation has been rife regarding possible transfer moves away from Stamford Bridge, backing up the view that this is a transitional period.
Keeping hold of Brazil winger Willian is a boost, but Chelsea struggled for coherence under new boss Maurizio Sarri when beaten 2-0 by Manchester City on Sunday.
Just three weeks into the job, the Italian is left facing an uphill battle to prepare and shape his squad.
He said of the Wembley loss: “I think in the first half it was not too bad, but in the second half there was a big difference from the physical point of view, so we have to work.”
We’re finishing off our Huddersfield vs Chelsea betting tips by taking 7/1 for a goalless stalemate.
HUDDERSFIELD 0-1 Arsenal
CHELSEA 1-0 Man Utd – Eden Hazard (pen)
Head-to-head: Chelsea 1-1 Huddersfield, Huddersfield 1-3 Chelsea
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