HUDDERSFIELD, Sporting Alert — Starting lineups for today’s English Premier League clash between Chelsea and Huddersfield Town at The John Smith’s Stadium.
The English champions head into this fixture without a recognized striker, as Alvaro Morata is out injured and Michy Batshuayi is only on the bench.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has decided to start Pedro for Morata and he will link up with Eden Hazard and Willian in the attack for the visitors.
Antonio Rudiger comes in the side to partner Andreas Christensen at center-back with Victor Moses also starting.
Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill also make way and are on the bench, while Davide Zappacosta was not named in the match squad.
Cesar Azpilicueta will captain the team.
Meanwhile, Huddersfield Daniel Williams comes in to replace Collin Quaner in midfield in the lone change from the last out.
Quaner is on the bench, while Tom Ince, Jonathan Hogg, Aaron Mooy and Steve Mounie are all among the starters for the hosts.
HUDDERSFIELD TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Lossl, Smith, Zanka, Schindler, Lowe, Mooy, Hogg, Kachunga, Williams, Ince, Mounie. Subs: Coleman, Whitehead, Cranie, Van La Parra, Depoitre, Quaner, Hadergjonaj
CHELSEA TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Courtois, Moses, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso, Bakayoko, Kante, Willian, Hazard, Pedro. Subs: Caballero, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Musonda, Batshuayi, Cahill, Ampadu