Chelsea boss Conte remains coy on Morata future


Huddersfield meanwhile have a very different incentive for needing to claim the points at Stamford Bridge.

"I don't like to comment on speculation", said Conte.

But the visitors held on to secure a second Premier League season and Chelsea remained outside the Champions League spots in fifth place with one game left in the season.

'We weren't able to win the game, this is football'.

Asked about Morata's form this season and whether Conte believes the player will still be at Chelsea next term, he said: "This season was a hard season but not only for Morata".

Striker Alvaro Morata has shrugged off a knock and could start.

Terence Kongolo and Chris Löwe are rated as doubtful after taking knocks at the Etihad.

Chelsea have won their last nine matches in all competitions against sides with Town in their name, scoring 32 goals and conceding just six.

Huddersfield have failed to score in 20 of their 36 Premier League games this season.

In fact, Huddersfield have drawn a blank in 13 Premier League away trips this season - a joint-record (also Norwich City 1994-95, Southampton 1998-99 and Middlesbrough 2002-03).

In order to capitalise, they must win their first win their own matches.

The Blues now sit in fifth position and are relying on either Tottenham or Liverpool to slip up in the final week of the season.

Chelsea head into the match on the back of a four game winning streak, which includes a hard-fought 1-0 triumph over top-4 rivals Liverpool last week.

"You are talking about a player with great experience, worldwide player and played in many leagues".