Huddersfield Town raves of survival: "We have always come back"

Huddersfield Town raves of survival:

Wagner's Huddersfield held dethroned champion Chelsea to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday, ensuring the northern English team will have a second-ever season in the Premier League.

A draw would have been enough to guarantee safety for David Wagner's side and in the end that's what happened, despite the Blues battering Lossl's goal after Alonso's opener.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did level but Vardy's spot-kick and Riyad Mahrez's late goal settled the game - leaving the Gunners with the same away record as relegated West Brom ahead of Sunday's trip to Huddersfield.

"This achievement for our football club is just incredible", Wagner said.

Failing to beat Huddersfield or Newcastle United on Sunday would nearly certainly end Chelsea's hopes of Champions League football next season, but the silver lining for Conte is that Liverpool have gone off the boil recently. "Tonight I think we've seen everything that counts for us: desire, passion, attitude and togetherness. It feels like another trophy for the football club".

The result means Chelsea, who looked out of contention for a top-four finish just a month ago, picked up their fourth straight league win at the ideal time to apply the pressure.

Should they fail, they would have to beat Real Madrid in this month's Champions League final in Kiev to qualify for Europe's premier club competition.

In what could be Conte's final home match, he made six changes to the side that beat Champions League finalists Liverpool 1-0 on Sunday, with Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard surprisingly left on the bench.

As players and fans of Huddersfield, including actor Patrick Stewart, celebrated at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea players watched on gloomily. We dropped too many points this season.

Antonio Conte decided to make six changes to his starting lineup from the 1-0 win against Liverpool on Sunday.

Willian was disposed inside the Chelsea half and Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy launched a high ball forward.

Lossl was kept busy in the Huddersfield goal and with their place in the Premier League hanging by a thread, Lossl pulled off a stunning save to push Andreas Christensen's header onto the post.

Conte declined to look beyond this season, with the trip to Newcastle followed by the May 19 FA Cup final with Manchester United.

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