Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack speculation 'no problem for me'

Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack speculation 'no problem for me'

Even after the half ended with Chelsea leading in shot attempts; seven to Barcelona's three, two posts drilled by Willian, and generally having much more unsafe opportunities, some people appeared dismayed by his unwillingness to play directly at Barcelona at Stamford Bridge.

Christensen, Chelsea's least experienced player, made the decisive mistake for Barcelona's equaliser but Conte insisted that he has no regrets about picking the young Dane, who has enjoyed a breakout season at Stamford Bridge with a series of composed performances in the heart of defence.

Hazard plays best at No.10, a position that Antonio Conte must play him at if Hazard is to have the hazardous effect on the game.

"But we have showed that if we are ready to work hard together defensively and at the same time continue to have the right feeling when we have the ball, to have the chance to score, then we can try to do something incredible".

"You have to have a lot of personality to play against this team who have over 70% of the ball". The Argentine has arguably performed much better in the many much-discussed games when he didn't score against Chelsea. "I think it's going to be a different game from this one here but I think we can go there and win this game".

Rio Ferdinand has warned Chelsea FC that they will need to be decisive in front of goal in their return leg at Barcelona next month.

Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack speculation 'no problem for me'
Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack speculation 'no problem for me'

Chelsea won 2-1 in Madrid in September and Willian said: "We can go there (to the Nou Camp) and do a great job again".

Despite being the first man hooked in a game or the first name on the subs' list, Willian has scored 11 goals for the Blues this season, including three in the last two games. "I think we can stay at this level and we have to play in a similar way".

Morata came on in the 83rd minute but couldn't do anything to give Chelsea a slender lead for the next game, but did pick up a yellow in his short cameo.

Chelsea and Barcelona were facing each other for the 13th time in the Champions League, renewing their rivalry after a classic semi-final clash in 2012.

"Of course, the result against Atletico gives us confidence. In the end it came from an error from them and we took advantage", said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde.

"In the last three games, we scored eight times, with seven goals scored with Pedro, Willian and Hazard". They have the attacking resources to cause us problems. We were a bit unlucky.

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