Roma Exceeded Champions League Expectations So Far, But Why Stop Now?

Conte insisted Chelsea's potential opponents in the last 16 would be fearful of drawing them
Conte insisted Chelsea's potential opponents in the last 16 would be fearful of drawing them
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08 Diciembre, 2017

Chelsea next play at West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday, seeking to continue their run of six wins and a draw in the top flight since the mid-October loss at Crystal Palace. "He just didn't see it coming, and in the blink of an eye. back of the net", enthuses Martin Tyler, the commentator.

Head coach Conte and playmaker Eden Hazard appeared to welcome the prospect of facing Barcelona or PSG, but Cahill insisted his preference would be for such ties to come later in the competition.

Some of the most iconic Champions League moments of the last decade have been forged in matches between Chelsea and Barcelona.

The logic behind the decision was that the Italian manager wanted Azpilicueta to be fresh against both Newcastle and Atletico Madrid.

Frank Lampard believes Chelsea have the chance to close ground on Premier League leaders Manchester City after securing their spot in the Champions League knockout stage. They sit in third place in the league, six points off a Barca team who really haven't got into gear yet.

If it weren't for Hazard being utterly world class, they may have kept a clean sheet. We are Chelsea. We can face any team.

Chelsea had dominated against Atletico until the opening goal, with Alvaro Morata going close and Hazard almost weaving through the visiting defence.

Cesc Fabregas is prepared to face former club Barcelona in the next round of the Champions League and says Chelsea don't fear anyone.

The defending English champions drew 1-1 with their Spanish counterparts, resulting in AS Roma topping the group.

Hazard, 26, has a two and a half years to run on his current deal at Stamford Bridge.

"I think he played a really good game", Conte said.

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