Tom Ince believes that Chelsea would not like to play Huddersfield in the midweek
Huddersfield winger Tom Ince believes that the defending champions Chelsea will not fancy a Tuesday evening trip to the John Smith’s stadium. Following their league defeat at the hands of West Ham, Chelsea manager Antoine Conte has expressed that the title is a far off dream for the team.
Ince proved his worth at John Smith’s in the win against Brighton on Saturday. The English manager Gareth Southgate was watching the proceedings in the directors’ box as Huddersfield ran out 2-0 winners.
“I don’t think Chelsea or anyone fancies coming here,” Ince said. “The way we get in people’s faces, we stop people playing. We win our tackles, we win our battles, we make it difficult for teams,” added the winger.
“Chelsea have got talent in abundance. But we feel we can cause any team problems here. We beat Man United here – we deserved to beat Man United – and we ran Man City close.”
In the eight games that Ince’s team has played at home, they have managed to scrap 14 points. Huddersfield has proved that it’s a tough place for the opposition to get away with three points.
Izzy Brown knows it all:
Izzy Brown is on loan at Huddersfield from Chelsea
Defender Mathias Jorgensen has also commented on the tie, issuing a warning to the away side. He believes its one of the toughest place for a side to travel in the league.
Izzy Brown, a loanee from Chelsea knows how bad the stadium could for the travelling players with their constant aggressive chants. Brown expressed the toughness of the fixture to his now teammates at Brighton.
Brown said: “I was trying to give [the Brighton players] tips before the game on who might play, how they press, but it’s still tough to play against Huddersfield.”
Chelsea has endured a tough start to the season, and are nowhere to be seen in the Premier League title race. The only club which is a potential threat to Manchester City is their rivals Manchester United. However, following a 2-1 loss at the hands of their noisy neighbours, the Premier League is almost done and dusted.
This match, on the other hand, can prove crucial for Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea.