Huddersfield survive relegation after battling draw at Chelsea

Huddersfield survive relegation after battling draw at Chelsea

A goal-mouth scramble in the final minutes saw the loose ball fall to Andreas Christensen, whose header was touched onto the post by Lossl.

"Our intention was to keep the hope alive and the only way was to win the game".

Huddersfield's reward for a tenacious display is another season among English football's elite after a superb result that seals their safety with a game in spare. "But now we can play that game with total freedom and give Arsène Wenger all the focus he deserves after 22 years in the Premier League". I think defensively as well, we have been keeping clean-sheets but the biggest regret this season, it's been up front, not taking our chances.

Fabregas told Sky Sports: "We are taking more chances because we are winning, and that's the most important".

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Antonio Conte feels Champions League qualification is likely beyond Chelsea after a 1-1 home draw with Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Wednesday. Two more goals would also see City's total for the season surpass Chelsea's record of 2009-10, when Drogba spearheaded a tally of 103. "We had great performances individually but it's been all about the team".

Speaking after the match, a delighted Wagner said Huddersfield had cancelled their scheduled flight back north in favour of a 193-mile journey from West London, with the revelry set to continue long into the night.

Spurs capitalised on Chelsea's slip-up to ensure they will have Champions League football for a third consecutive campaign when they move into a new 62,000 capacity stadium next season.

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte is disappointed by how his team's season has played out and criticised the "stupid way" in which they had dropped points after dominating games.

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"As you know very well you have to score one goal more than your opponent to get the points and a lot of times this season we have made chances but not taken them".

Conte declined to look beyond this season, with the trip to Newcastle followed by the May 19 FA Cup final with Manchester United.

The final 30 minutes were absolutely nerve-shredding for Huddersfield supporters who watched in a severe state of agitation and tension as Chelsea relentlessly bombarded the visiting goalmouth.

'The situation wasn't in our hands and for sure the possibility is less than before, ' the Italian said.

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Exhausted Huddersfield players had flung themselves into a pile on the pitch then raced to celebrate with their bench and the singing fans, preparing for a cheerfully noisy trip back north.

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