Chelsea and Spurs seek FA Cup salvation

Posted March 18, 2018

Conte described Cahill as a player with "great quality" and backed Morata to end his drought when Chelsea play Leicester in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday but there followed blunt words from the manager regarding the duo's prospects of catching Gareth Southgate's and Lopetegui's respective eyes before the finals.

Conte said: "We have to try to do both". We can only look forward and start fighting for fourth spot in the Champions League and try to win the FA Cup.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has suggested that he will name his strongest possible team for the FA Cup clash at Leicester City. "My only worry is to have the players in best form for Chelsea".

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Chelsea held Barcelona to a 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp in 2012, eliminating the Champions League holders 3-2 on aggregate to clinch a place in the final.

"They gave everything. We have to continue this in this way, with this will to fight, with this desire to play together". "We have FA Cup and Premier League to fight for".

"I think we are talking about the player that can move the final result for every team that he's playing for". He stated: "It's annoying, but I don't think I have to hide, I have to come out, be a man, and say I made a mistake and move on".

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"The first goal, I did not expect Lionel Messi to shoot from that angle and I was too late in closing my legs. So for this reason I will pick up the best solution for tomorrow's game". Marcos Alonso hit the post and Olivier Giroud was unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty for a tangle with Gerard Pique as Chelsea tried to launch a comeback, before Messi killed the tie with his 100th Champions League goal.

Asked why Chelsea have struggled for consistency, Alonso said: "It's hard, so many games this year and we have not go the deepest squad maybe, new players this year". The weakest point is between the legs for a goalkeeper.

But, after this, we tried to play football for a long time and dominated the game, creating chances to score.

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"You never know what's best, whether it's better to face a team now or in a semifinal".