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Huddersfield V Chelsea at John Smith’s Stadium : Match Preview

Rajiv van La Parra in contention as Huddersfield take on Chelsea

Rajiv van La Parra will return to contention for Huddersfield's home game against Chelsea.

Van La Parra has served a three-game ban following his straight red card in the recent home defeat to Manchester City and head coach David Wagner must decide whether the winger will start.

Wagner has no new injury or suspension worries after Saturday's home win against Brighton, while defender Michael Hefele returned to full training on Sunday following an Achilles injury. Chelsea loanee Kasey Palmer is ineligible.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata will miss the gamethrough fatigue and a back issue.

Manager Antonio Conte is poised to rotate his options as he seeks an immediate response to the loss at West Ham, but Morata is not available.

Midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko could also be rested after his half-time substitution at the London Stadium, while midfielder Danny Drinkwater (illness) and defender David Luiz (knee) could come into contention, with both being monitored.

Source: PAR

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