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Chelsea are 1-0 thanks to Marcos Alonso, whose free-kick gave the lead just a few moments before the halftime whistle. The Spaniard delivered the ball past Forster with a curled left-footed shot around the wall into the bottom left-hand corner.

Pedro hit the post earlier in the first period, also N’Golo Kanté went close to scoring in a tough first half for the Premier League champions, as Southampton‘s resilience made things harder for the Blues at Stamford Bridge.

Cedric Soares limped off the pitch following an injury and Yoshida was booked by referee Roger East.

 

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Spanish striker Pedro, Tuesday night scored the third Chelsea goal vs Huddersfield Town and he caused many troubles to the Blues opponent playing up front with Willian and Eden Hazard.

It’s very good because we all understand football very well,” – Pedro told Chelsea official website -. “Eden is a fantastic player, and there are no worries if he plays as a striker or winger, which is very good for us. I had more chances to score but the most important thing was the team-work and the win. I scored one goal and that’s good for me.”

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Willian was one of the best Chelsea players in tonight win vs Huddersfield Town at John Smith Stadium.

The Brazilian scored the second goal and provided the assists to Bakayoko and Pedro.

Then, just after the final whistle Willian said:  “Always when I play I want to play well and make the difference for my team-mates. I want to play every game, everyone wants to play every game but there are only 11 players. ‘I just do my best.”

 

 

 

 

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Three points tonight for Chelsea in their Premier League game vs Huddersfield Town.

The Blues defeated their opponent 3-1 with a convincing performance: after Bakayoko‘s and Willian‘s goals in the first half, at the beginning of the second half Pedro scored the third one for Antonio Conte‘s side.

Just in injury time Huddersfield Town scored with a header from striker De Poitre.

Chelsea remain third in the Premier League table but have now the same points as Manchester United who will play tomorrow night.

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Huddersfield Town – Lossl, Smith, Zanka, Schindler, Lowe, Mooy, Hogg, Kachunga, Williams, Ince, Mounie

Subs: Coleman, Whitehead, Cranie, Van La Parra, Depoitre, Quaner, Hadergjonaj

Manager: David Wagner

Chelsea – Courtois; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Pedro

Subs: Caballero, Cahill, Ampadu, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Musonda, Batshuayi.

Manager: Antonio Conte

Venue: John Smith’s Stadium

Kick-Off: 8PM BST

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Today, during the game vs West Ham at the Olympic StadiumChelsea manager Antonio Conte replaced Tiemoué Bakayoko with Pedro at the end of the first half and now he explains why.

It was a tactical decision. Bakayoko was playing a good game but when you find 11 players behind the ball and you are losing 1-0, it’s important to change something”. – Conte said – “Pedro has different characteristics to Bakayoko, he’s better one-versus-one and he has good technical qualities. Bakayoko satisfied me with his performance.”

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Chelsea will have a very busy schedule until the end of the year and so it’s very important to rotate the players and to make the best decisions for the team.

An idea that the Blues manager Antonio Conte stressed today during his press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League game vs Swansea.

But why are you asking about Willian and not Hazard at the start of the season, and not Pedro the same? They have the same situation. Every game I have to make the best decision. I repeat: my players must be happy to stay in Chelsea and to play for Chelsea and to play for our fans. They must be happy. If they start the game, or if they stay on the bench and come on”. – Conte said –  “I think I have clever players to understand the situation and accept the situation. Hazard, at the start of the season, accepted the situation to stay on the bench before finding the right form. It’s the same for Pedro, for Willy, for other players. When you are in a great team, you have to accept this and, at the same time, you must be happy to stay in a great team.”

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte was full of praise when explained the reason why the Blues “must be pleased” with today’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield, as the Italian manager himself said speaking after the game.

“We played in a really good way because today we had a tactical plan – he said – For Liverpool it was very difficult to make chances to score”.

Conte introduced Fabregas, Willian and Pedro off the bench: “We prepared very well and it was a tactical decision, especially in the first half, to be very solid, and then be dangerous with the ball. In the second half we dominated the game and created many chances to score. Liverpool were lucky to score, and then to draw”.

“The first sub, I changed Danny [Drinkwater] because it was his first league game from the start, a big game, and you lose mental and physical energy, he played very well. With Cesc [Fabregas] I wanted good quality in midfield. I changed Bakayoko for Pedro and I asked Pedro to play as a midfielder because he’s more offensive than Bakayoko”.

“Then I brought Willian on to play with the strikers and moved Pedro to wing-back, – Conte added – I think it was a good idea, but even before the changes I don’t think we deserved to be 1-0 down”.

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“It was a very good win and these three points are very important for us to move up the table” said Chelsea winger Pedro, who spoke after the Blues’ 3-2 win over Watford last time out.

“I am so happy for everyone, all my team-mates, and the most important thing was the three points – he added – Every game is difficult, but Watford played very well and they are a very strong team. They produced a good performance and have some very good players. For this reason it was hard to win, so I am happy to score, for the win and for the teamwork”.

Pedro believes Chelsea can be still competitive in the title race this season: “The team is feeling good, we are confident and we want to continue in this way, taking it game by game, but we know it is very difficult. Now we will relax for one day and then continue to work hard and try to win games”.

He ended: “Last season was very good for us and this season is different, but we will try to continue in this way, winning our games”.

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Chelsea duo formed by Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro sealed an important win against Israel last night in the World Cup Qualifiers’ last game ahead of Russia 2018.

Spain scored with Asier Illaramendi in the second half, while Pedro went close to scoring in the first period before being substituted by manager Julen Lopetegui.

Also Davide Zappacosta came on in Italy’s 1-0 win in Albania thanks to Antonio Candreva.

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