Champions League: Willian is Chelsea's main man ahead of Barcelona showdown

Champions League: Willian is Chelsea's main man ahead of Barcelona showdown

"I think we played a really great game, nearly the ideal game if we didn't concede the goal at the last".

"There were a lot of players who didn't give me the sort of commitment and desire, if you like, to win the ball and run around", Hodgson said.

"For me, it's always a pleasure to see him and have a chat with him".

The Frenchman is an increasingly favourable option at the Camp Nou, where Chelsea will expect to be starved of the ball, given Hazard's reluctance to play through the middle and the reality that Álvaro Morata is still struggling for form and confidence. He's working very hard and he's helping the team. "In this case I think he could have avoided the yellow card". In my heart, I hope to see him at this level, continuing these performances.

The only gripe Conte had was his side were too open after going in search of the third goal, which eventually led to the injury-time goal for Palace through Patrick van Aanholt. "At any moment we have to know we have the chance to go and score".

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"But the game against Barcelona will be very different".

"It's important to understand that we must be prepared to suffer, if we play with Hazard as No. 9 or if we play with Giroud or Morata as No. 9 and Hazard as No. 10, " Conte told Chelsea TV. My team has not got great experience but players who need that experience: people like [Andreas] Christensen, [Tiemoué] Bakayoko are young, or we have players playing for the first time or the second time in the Champions League. "We have to try the right solution to play this game".

"In the second half, we began to subconsciously think about the match on Wednesday", he said in his post-match interview.

The Spaniard also added that Andres Iniesta was still a doubt, while Chelsea will be missing David Luiz for the Nou Camp clash.