Antonio Conte Went Mental After Seeing Willian's Stunning Opener

Antonio Conte Went Mental After Seeing Willian's Stunning Opener

Antonio Conte Went Mental After Seeing Willian's Stunning Opener

Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte confessed he has had trouble sleeping over tonight's Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona at Stamford Bridge.

The forward's longest goal drought against any opponent ended after 730 minutes when Chelsea was made to pay for a rare slip in concentration after successfully containing the Spanish club's threat. "If I want to reach that level, I need to do a great game tomorrow".

Midfielder Cesc Fabregas, meanwhile, who was schooled at Barcelona's famed La Masia youth academy before returning to the club from Arsenal in 2011, believes Chelsea must adopt a front-foot approach in the second leg.

Phillipe Coutinho played Champions League for Liverpool earlier this season, so he is cup-tied and ineligible for this match. Besiktas now sits fourth in the Turkish league, but advanced from a hard opening-round group that included AS Monaco, RB Leipzig and FC Porto. The media also plays on this habit the moment there are negative results.

The Paul Pogba soap opera continues. This after he missed out Saturday's FA Cup win over Huddersfield Town due to illness.

The gulf of talent that Barcelona can attract still leaves him in awe and he is grateful to have had the opportunity to grace the pitch with so many top players. They had however only kept two clean sheets in the eight matches before their last two, in which they have shut out Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley. In the last month, though, he's been sensational.

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Chelsea go into the round of 16 first-leg as underdogs against the unbeaten La Liga leaders, but Hazard's form on the European stage this season gives them hope of an upset.

Besiktas will no doubt have their hands full with Bayern's litany of stars, including Polish striker Robert Lewandowski.

The Argentina global insisted last month he has no objection to Valverde's rotation policy, though, and Rakitic believes his team-mate looks as sharp as ever thanks to the work he is doing away from the training pitch.

Barcelona has struggled against the Blues, but nobody moreso than Lionel Messi.

On who he would pick to take on Barcelona, Lampard told BT Sport: 'I think Chelsea signed Morata for £60m-£70m - so he has to be your option in these big games.

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