Chelsea 5-0 Huddersfield: See Reaction as Higuain Opens Blues Account

Chelsea recovered from their midweek thrashing at Bournemouth in some style as they ran out 5-0 winners over Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge.

It was an even start to the game with both sides creating chances early on, but it was indeed the home side who took the lead after just 15 minutes. A lovely disguised pass by N’Golo Kante set ​Gonzalo Higuaín through on goal, who then lashed the ball first time into the roof of the net to open his account for ​Chelsea.

Despite going behind, ​Huddersfield remained stern in defence and were even able to get forward and attack Chelsea on a number of occasions, but they couldn’t hold on until half time without conceding again. Cesar Azpilicueta drove into the penalty area and was judged to have been brought down by Elias Kachunga by referee Paul Tierney, who pointed to the spot.

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​Eden Hazard stepped up and sent Jonas Lossl the wrong way to bag his 14th ​Premier League goal of the season and send Chelsea into half time with a two-goal lead. The home side then dominated throughout the second half, and took full command of the game just after the hour mark.

Ross Barkley fizzed a ball into the path of Hazard who controlled brilliantly, rounded the keeper and slotted home from a tight angle to make it 3-0. Just two minutes later Chelsea made it four thanks to a spectacular effort from Higuaín from 25 yards out which sailed into the to corner.

The scoring was wrapped up with five minutes remaining as David Luiz got on the end of a Willian corner, with the ball deflecting off a Huddersfield man and trickling into the back of the net to finish a very convincing 5-0 win for Chelsea.

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Key Talking Point

The Chelsea players were under immense pressure prior to kick off to put in a good performance after their embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth in their previous Premier League game, and boy did they do exactly that.

Player Ratings

Starting XI: Kepa (7), Azpilicueta (7), David Luiz (7), Christensen (6), Alonso (7); Kante (8), Jorginho (7), Barkley (8); Willian (7), Hazard (10*), Higuaín (9). 

Substitutes: Kovacic (6), Hudson-Odoi (6), Loftus-Cheek (6).
STAR MAN – He hadn’t scored in his previous five Premier League games heading into the encounter, but Hazard looked back to his best during the win. He controlled the play and was the most threatening player on the pitch throughout the game.



Forget the two goals,

Hazard completed 12 out of 12 dribbles today ffs tears in my eyes man, 100% success rate. Absolute demon on the pitch

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