Unlike fellow promoted club Newcastle, Huddersfield don’t look to be worried about relegation. The Terriers are sitting in 11th place in the table on 21 points, just one off the top half. Their exciting first season in the Premier League continued on Saturday with a 4-1 thrashing of Watford, who are now only a point above Huddersfield.
Aaron Mooy scored a brace while Elias Kachunga and Laurent Depoitre added one apiece to stun the home fans at Vicarage Road. While the red card Troy Deeney picked up in the 33rd minute certainly helped David Wagner’s side capture the three points, Huddersfield were by far the better side throughout.
The Terriers are wildly inconsistent from game to game, but they can also beat just about any team in the league when they’re on form and playing their game. Their last few matches prove this. They nearly pulled off the upset of the season against Manchester City in late November, when Pep Guardiola’s side needed two second-half goals to come from behind. Then they were battered by Arsenal three days later. On Saturday, they put four past a very good Watford side.
Huddersfield don’t make much sense in any major statistical way. They’ve conceded the fourth most goals in the league and only scored more than five other teams. But that won’t matter much if they stay up in their first ever foray into the top flight.