Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hints at little rotation for FA Cup

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hints at little rotation for FA Cup

"We are aware of reports of incidents outside the ground before the game where a number of Chelsea fans were hurt", said the club.

The Blues exited the Champions League at Barcelona on Wednesday and their final remaining trophy chance this term is the FA Cup, which resumes with Sunday's quarter-final at Leicester.

At the final whistle Chelsea coach Conte was seen marching onto the pitch to congratulate Messi on his display.

For Pochettino, the English FA Cup offers the chance finally to rubber-stamp his impressive project at Tottenham with some silverware. "I made some good saves too but we go out with conceding four goals from four mistakes". "There's huge excitement about the tie and we hope we can compete against them", Monchi stated. In the second-half, the Belgian keeper almost gifted Barcelona another goal, when he coughed up possession to Luis Suarez and had to make a stop to spare his blushes.

That leaves them facing a tough fight to qualify for next season's competition with the reigning Premier League champions now four points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

Willian, who has been Chelsea's brightest performer of late, said: "Now we have to look forward".

After eight appearances without a goal against Chelsea, Messi settled this tie by scoring the equaliser in last month's first leg and added two goals here, either side of setting up Ousmane Dembele's first Barca goal.

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The Argentine was Barca's star man at Camp Nou as he struck twice to help the La Liga leaders secure a 3-0 victory over the Premier League champions.

But the 30-year-old insisted it was a collective success.

"We know about Vardy and his characteristic, he is a clever player and is good to attack the space and find the right time to do this". "At the minute, we can only fight for this after the defeat today".

Messi became only the second player to reach the milestone in Europe's premier tournament, following Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 117 goals in 152 games.

He said: "The Champions League is complicated, a bad day leaves you out".

"We're talking about Barcelona or Spanish police and stewards".

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