Conte sees Chelsea selection headache ahead of Barcelona clash

Posted Febrero 26, 2018

"But we played a good game at the end of a busy period". The return to the starting lineup for Willian from injury was a difference maker as he showed his immediate influence and bragged a brace.

Five minutes later Chelsea had a third goal.

On an easy night for Chelsea, here are four winners and three losers.

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has praised Antonio Conte's hands-on managerial style, comparing his new manager favourably with former boss Arsene Wenger. We must have the right confidence and then we'll see what happens'.

"I haven't got a problem with that, it's the way it is".

"It was a great performance", Willian added.


He took one touch - with his shin - before guiding an effort from just inside the area past Marshall.

We let some talented players demonstrate how good they are'.

Giroud even troubled the scorers himself before the break, stretching backwards smartly to poke home at the near post from Emerson's low cross.

Antonio Rudiger has been impressive since joining Chelsea in the summer and has given us plenty of options at the back.

The Blues were hungry for a fifth, with one man in particular in search of his first career hat-trick.

Hull started the second half the brighter, with Harry Wilson drawing a foul and penalty from Fabregas. We kept the ball and built things.


Players such as Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante, Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso were all given a rest while Alvaro Morata was given a 20-minute cameo appearance from the bench. Hull's toothless attack offered little indication of the 23-year-old's defensive prowess, though, and you suspect this will be a key factor in who Conte trusts against Barcelona.

"The last two wins were very important for us and our confidence".

Leicester held on to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2012 when they were knocked out by eventual winners Chelsea - the last time the west London club won the Cup.

"The competition is good for the team". "His physical condition is improving, he will be ready for the game against Barcelona in the Champions League".

'Conte has already been through that experience and prefers to work with the squad on a daily basis, ' Pastorello told Rai Sport. "It was also important for Willy to score twice, and for Pedro to score".

"It's not difficult for me to predict a brilliant future for Ampadu", Conte said on Friday.