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Montrelle Montesinos | 16 May, 2018, 13:00

Chelsea and Huddersfield lock horns at Stamford Bridge tonight in a crunch Premier League clash.

"I don't like to comment on speculation", said Conte.

He feels Giroud with all his experience and quality has been an excellent fit for a team who have been looking for a focal point in their attack all season despite the arrival of club record signing Morata last summer. It can clinch safety with a win or draw, though in its last match against Chelsea, Huddersfield was defeated 3-1.

Even if Chelsea win their final Premier League fixture against Newcastle next week they are reliant on Liverpool losing at Anfield to Brighton if they are to finish in the top four and qualify for next seasons Champions League.

Striker Alvaro Morata has shrugged off a knock and could start.

Chelsea looked dead and buried in the race for top four places a month ago, but now have renewed hope following their win over Liverpool on Sunday.

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner has made three changes to the side that drew with Man City, as he opts for Philip Billing, Rajiv Van La Parra, and Laurent Depoitre, while Tom Ince is on the bench.

Terence Kongolo and Chris Löwe are rated as doubtful after taking knocks at the Etihad. Only two sides have ever failed to score in more - Derby County (22 in 2007-08) and Leeds United (21 in 1996-97).

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

The Terriers haven't won away at the reigning top-flight champion in a league match since February 1929, when they beat Everton, failing to win their 21 games since (D4 L17), though this is the first match of this type since January 1972.

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