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Huddersfield boss Jan Siewert is still wary of wounded Chelsea

Cautious optimism: SIewart

NEW Huddersfield boss Jan Siewert insists Chelsea’s dismal form won’t make his team’s task any easier at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

Maurizio Sarri’s side will come under added pressure from their own fans in the wake of Wednesday’s humiliating 4-0 loss at Bournemouth.

But Siewert played down the significance of that result and the German is more concerned about the Premier League’s bottom club building on the promise shown in their 1-0 defeat to Everton on Tuesday.

‘The most important thing is that we don’t even care about it — that we focus on our own task and stay with it no matter what is happening inside or outside the stadium,’ said Siewert.

The German watched the Blues’ defeat and, on whether it was a good time to be playing Chelsea, he added: ‘There is never a good time — this is just the task we are given. For me it was the possibility to observe Chelsea so I know the situation and I know they have difficulties.

‘I saw some situations in which they were vulnerable but to be honest it will be a totally different game.

‘I know Maurizio Sarri is a fantastic manager and we have to face everything which they give us.’ The Terriers are 12 points from safety with just 14 games left but Siewert saw enough in his first game in charge this week to have cautious optimism.

‘I am still convinced because for 70 minutes last week they (the players) made me really proud,’ added Siewert.

‘I have come here to develop something but I have also got to say that I’m not a magician.’

Despite their position, Huddersfield were not involved in any transfer deadline-day activity but Karlan Grant, who joined from Charlton earlier in the week, will feature in their squad for tomorrow’s game.