The Chelsea supporters were singing their hearts out in the Transfer Tavern last night after returning to winning ways in the Premier League.
The Blues made the trip to Yorkshire last night to face David Wagner’s Huddersfield at The John Smith’s Stadium. Antonio Conte’s side ventured up north on the back of a shock defeat at West Ham last Saturday, but they redeemed themselves for their poor performance against The Hammers with a routine 3-1 victory over Huddersfield.
Despite Huddersfield’s reputation for giant-killing after their heroics against Manchester United earlier this season, Chelsea comfortably strolled into a 3 goal lead by the 50th minute courtesy of strikes from Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro. The scoreline remained the same for the majority of the second half, until Laurent Depoitre scored a consolation goal with a fine header deep into stoppage time.
Depoitre delighted the resident Terriers with his late impact, after a relatively uninspiring evening for the club which belonged to the Premier League champions.
But Chelsea’s ambitions of retaining their title this year are looking incredibly unlikely considering Manchester City’s advantage at the top of the table.
Although Antonio Conte would be happy to admit that City are deservedly ahead at the moment, he has never been shy about delivering an excuse for his club’s form this year
Complaints from Antonio Conte regarding the lack of options within his current Chelsea squad have become a regular theme at his press-conferences this season, which suggests he will be expecting Abramovich to splash the cash on reinforcements this January.
However, before bringing fresh faces to the club, Conte should at least be attempting to utilise some of the younger talent in his first-team to solve any selection problems he may face.
With that being said, here are two Chelsea youngsters who Conte should trust in his first-team line-ups within the coming weeks…