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Huddersfield Town vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Half-time report

Chelsea cruising at 2-0 in the freezing rain.

Huddersfield Town v Chelsea - Premier League Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

So far so good for Chelsea in the freezing cold and driving rain of Huddersfield, having dominated the first 45 minutes and earned a well-deserved, albeit slim 1-0 lead thanks to Tiemoue Bakayoko’s cool finish (or possible own goal?).

Bakayoko came closest to extending Chelsea’s lead, too, with a header that went just wide from a Willian free kick, before Willian turned finisher and headed (!?) in Chelsea’s second just a few minutes before the half-time whistle.

Chelsea have controlled proceedings, playing almost entirely in Huddersfield’s half and moving the ball around decently well. Like West Ham, Huddersfield have sat deep and packed the middle, but Chelsea’s 3-4-3 is affording greater width than the 3-5-2 and we’ve done alright in moving the ball side-to-side. The second goal came from a very nice Alonso cross and having Moses in there from the start has been a helpful improvement from Saturday.

Pedro had a great chance for a third goal, but his effort was saved. He had a goal chalked off (correctly) earlier for an offside as well.

It’s been all Chelsea and an early third goal in the second-half should put this one to bed for good.


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