June 19, 2018

Conte: Chelsea will need a 'perfect game' to stop Barcelona and Messi

18 February 2018, 06:05 | Donald Newman

Defeat to Chelsea could be a turning point for Barcelona warns Pique

Defeat to Chelsea could be a turning point for Barcelona warns Pique

A dominant Chelsea made light work of a depleted Hull City as Antonio Conte's troops cruised into the quarter-final stage of the FA Cup for the third season in a row.

The Frenchman joined Chelsea for £18 million from Arsenal in January and failed to score in his first couple of appearances against Watford and West Brom in the Premier league.

"We can see the team had a good team cohesion".

Meyler did miss the penalty - it was a good height for the keeper according to Glenn Hoddle on commentary for BT Sport.

Willian opened the scoring in the second minute and completed his brace just after the half hour mark.

Caballero easily dealt with Meyler's tame penalty however, thanks potentially in some small part to Willian who also showed his savvy side, appearing to distract David Meyler with a cheeky comment just before he was about to take the spot kick.

Of course, from that kind of advantage, and in this kind of game when the champions were at home, it was always going to amount to an effective training session; an evening when Chelsea's attackers could really express themselves. "He played very well and I'm very happy". "We are ready." Willian did no harm to his case to start against the Catalans with a stunning all-round display capped by his two goals.

Following today's clash between Chelsea and Hull City, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

"Seven goals, two clean sheets since - it's what we needed".

Like number one goalkeeper Allan McGregor all season, Marshall in the Hull goal was largely let down by his defence as they surrendered the ball higher up the pitch.

Hull City win gave Conte significant boost ahead of Chelsea's big Champions League tie and the manager had his team selection conundrum sorted as he asserted that Alonso's fitness have allowed him more freedom in choosing the team. But what they did in the second half was what we were hoping to do in the first half.

The Blues Italian coach has of course also been at odds with the Stamford Bridge club's board over transfer policy, leading to speculation that he could be sacked and replaced with former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique. We should have scored some goals.

Things were made worse for Adkins and Hull when Wilson had to be taken off with a shoulder injury in the second-half, the latest addition to a growing list of absentees.

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