Alonso in, Bakayoko out against Barcelona, says Chelsea's Conte

Fabregas still amazed by timeless Iniesta

Despite Chelsea easing past Championship side Hull City 4-0 in the FA Cup fifth round last night, all has not been well at Stamford Bridge this season.

They've also got their game against Barcelona coming up on Tuesday - and it will be crucial for the Blues to have their top players fit and ready, and after welcoming back Alvaro Morata, Conte will at least have his number one forward to rely on.

That they scored each of their four goals - twice through Willian and then Pedro and Olivier Giroud - by half-time demonstrated they remain capable of reaching the level that led them to last season's Premier League title, and before a period that could define their campaign.

He also set up Eden Hazard's opening goal against West Bromwich Albion on February 12, when he made his first start for his new club.

Nigel Adkins' side missed a second-half penalty as Willy Caballero denied Republic of Ireland global David Meyler following a loose Fabregas challenge on Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson.

With Chelsea taking on Hull on Friday, they have an extra day of recovery compared to Barcelona - who play Eibar on Saturday - ahead of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 meeting at Stamford Bridge. In the Champions League we know it's going to be a hard game but we are Chelsea, we know we can win the game.

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"We could have taken the foot off the gas, but we were a lot more assertive, the players responded in a positive manner and we have 15 cup finals now". "We've been through a disappointing result". We must be pleased, especially because, in this way, we are in the next round in this competition.

"I'm very happy because before the game against Barcelona, I go to my house with many doubts in my mind about what is the best starting XI for the game".

"It won't be easy but we must have enthusiasm and the right confidence and we'll see what happens".

"Seven goals, two clean sheets since - it's what we needed". You could see their flair and how they break up play.

Their plan was to do so "for life", but, as we all know, money talks in football, and if a big offer were to land on the Italian side's desk, they probably would have to consider it.

Minutes, over three appearances, it took Oliver Giroud to score his first Chelsea goal.

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