A point was enough for Huddersfield to avoid the drop as they escaped relegation at the expense of Chelsea, whose Champions league hope suffered a set back after they played out a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
The Blues failed to mount pressure on Liverpool and Tottenham
Huddersfield broke the deadlock early into second half, with just 50 minutes on the clock and it came absolutely out of nowhere, a controversial one to say the least. Willian was tackled in midfield, and Mooy pings a ball over the top for Depoitre to chase. Caballero comes charging out to the edge of the box and clashes with the striker, going to ground in pain, but the striker was alert to the loose ball and taps it into an empty net after Rudiger had slipped while trying to cover.
2 – Laurent Depoitre is only the second player to score both home and away versus Chelsea in the Premier League this season after Roberto Pereyra. Shock.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 9, 2018
But Alonso leveled for the Blues 12 minutes later. Azpilicueta was free in acres on the right and fizzes a fantastic low cross into the box. Zanka tries to hack it clear, but only succeeds in smashing it into the back of the net via the face of Alonso.
Azpilicueta's low cross from the right was cleared straight at Alonso who didn't know much about it, but it did the job and beat Lossl! We are back on level terms.
1-1 [62'] #CHEHUD
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 9, 2018
As it stands, Huddersfield is safe while Swansea are relegated.