Conte defends resting Hazard against Huddersfield

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In terms of the visitors, who are after a point to confirm their Premier League safety, David Wagner brings in Philip Billing for Florent Hadergjonaj in one of three changes.

Conte, however, admitted that Chelsea will struggle to qualify for next season's Champions League following the draw.

Chelsea are now fifth in the Premier League table, and sit two points behind London neighbours Tottenham, with a further three points behind Liverpool who they defeated last season.

Technically, Southampton, on 36 points, are still not safe but only if they lose so heavily at home by Manchester City and Swansea score enough against Stoke to effect a 10-goal swing can the Saints go down.

They were as poor as they have been all season, with many leaving their seats well before the end.

"I think this season was a hard season, but not only for Morata".


"I made a rotation also against Burnley". "To make rotation, it means playing with players like [Alvaro] Morata, Willian and [Andreas] Christensen, players who usually are in the lineup from the start".

It left Arsenal as the only side in English league football to fail to win a single away point in 2018, having lost all seven road games before Wenger's farewell on Sunday after 22 years with the club at Huddersfield on Sunday.

Chelsea FC instead signed Morata in a club record £60m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid to bolster their attack ahead of the defence of their Premier League crown.

"We have a squad that can win, today we spent a lot of energy against Liverpool".

"But we must respect Huddersfield". I think we must give a best compliment to Huddersfield for this result.

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