Huddersfield Town vs Chelsea: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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Antonio Conte declared his team out of the Premier League title race after Saturday's defeat, but the Blues will still be hoping for a quick response

Chelsea are looking to recover from their surprise defeat at West Ham when they visit Huddersfield Town on Tuesday.

Antonio Conte admitted his side's hopes of holding onto the Premier League crown were killed off by Marko Arnautovic's early opener, but the Blues still have to ensure they finish in the top four.

They remain three points behind Manchester United, with Liverpool, Arsenal Tottenham and Burnley lingering just below them, meaning they need to bounce back against their 12th-place hosts.

Game Huddersfield vs Chelsea
Date Tuesday, December 12
Time 20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


Eden Hazard Chelsea 2017

In the United Kingdom (UK), viewers can watch live on television on BT Sport as well as being able to stream live online using the BT Sport app.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 1 BT Sport app

In the United States (US), the Premier League can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.


SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Huddersfield players
Goalkeepers Lossi, Coleman, Green, Schofield
Defenders Smith, Malone, Cranie, Lowe, Schindler, Jorgensen, Stankovic, Hadergjonaj, Hefele
Midfielders Whitehead, Hogg, Billing, Mooy, Sabiri, Van La Parra, Williams, Ince, Palmer
Forwards Kachunga, Depoitre, Quaner, Mounie, Lolley

Huddersfield are still without midfielder Philip Billing through injury, while Kasey Palmer will be unavailable due to conditions of his loan deal from Chelsea, but they welcome Rajiv van La Parra back from a three-game suspension. 

Potential Huddersfield starting XI: Lossl; Smith, Zanka, Schinder, Lowe; Mooy, Hogg, Kachunga, Ince, Van La Parra; Mounie.

Position Chelsea players
Goalkeepers Caballero, Courtois, Eduardo
Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Clarke-Salter, Sterling
Midfielders Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Willian, Scott, Ampadu, Kenedy
Forwards Batshuayi

David Luiz is expected to be absent yet again as he continues to struggle with a knee injury, but Danny Drinkwater could be back after missing the last game with a virus.

Charly Musonda and Kenedy could also return after playing for the development squad last week, but Alvaro Morata misses out with a back complaint.

Potential Chelsea starting XI: .Courtous; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Marcos Alonso; Hazard, Batshuayi


BETTING & MATCH ODDS


David Wagner Huddersfield Town

Chelsea are considered 2/5 favourites to win, with Huddersfield 8/1 and a draw comes in at 7/2.

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GAME PREVIEW


Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte warned his side to "find the solution early" to prevent another unexpected loss like Saturday's and demanded to see a response on Tuesday.

He may have conceded defeat in Chelsea's bid to defend the Premier League crown, but they have a lot to build towards after being paired with Barcelona in the next round of the Champions League.

In Huddersfield, they face a more manageable challenge, though, and Cesar Azpilicueta believes it is their chance to show they are a big team.

"Big teams, after a defeat, we have to answer in a strong way," he told Chelsea's website. 'We know it is a tough place. We have the character and hopefully we can get the three points.

"We are in December and we cannot think more than this. We have a tough game against Huddersfield, we will try to get the three points on the road and get back to winning ways and keep going, keep pushing"

David Wagner has already guided Huddersfield to a home win over Manchester United and they brought an end to a four-game losing streak at the weekend with a 2-0 win over Brighton.

With four wins and two draws from their eight games, they have shown to be difficult to get beyond in their own stadium and Wagner hopes to see a repeat of that this week.

"We had our experiences as well - especially at home - against the big teams and Chelsea is one of the biggest, maybe the biggest, team in England because they are the team who won the title last season," he told reporters.

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"To play this at home at the John Smith's Stadium with our supporters, under floodlights - it will be an exciting evening and night for all of us and hopefully we can make it into a successful night for us as well.

"This is our aim - even if we know this is one of the biggest tasks we can have.

"But we will be there and we will try our best."

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