Conte must set the example as Chelsea chase FA Cup glory

Lynette Rowe
March 18, 2018

Chelse head coach Antonio Conte: "To try to reach the semi-final in the FA Cup it won't be easy".

While this trophy might not be held in high regard outside of the United Kingdom, it's nevertheless something for the Stamford Bridge trophy cabinet and should be taken seriously.

The Champions League exit to Barcelona on Wednesday means Chelsea's final trophy chance this term is the FA Cup, which resumes with Sunday's quarter-final at Leicester.

Already, Chelsea can not retain their Premier League title this season, and they have also crashed in the Champions League.

The WAGNH community's preferred line-up more or less mirrors the one above with the exceptions of Rüdiger and Drinkwater being preferred over Cahill (60%) and Bakayoko (47%). "I think this is not the most important thing, if you win or stay in the Champions League". Give it your all!

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte spoke about a number of issues at a media conference ahead of the game against Leicester. I don't know if [the teams that] win the titles like the FA Cup or Capital Cup is the best team.

Asked to explain what he meant by "our level", Conte went on to claim that by winning the title last season, his players overachieved: "They performed 120%, maybe 130%".

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He said: "We lost a lot of players, old players, that created a basis for Chelsea for a long time".

However, Pochettino has repeatedly stated that his priorities are the Premier League and Champions League, arguing that it would not transform the club if Spurs won one of the lesser competitions.

I think he will have to do that (if they lose to Leicester).

"We have to try to do both and try to get to the next round in the FA Cup. For this reason I'll pick the best solution for Sunday's game". For sure we all know about Vardy's characteristics; he is a clever player and is very good to attack the space and to find the right time to attack the space.

Meanwhile, Leicester coach, Claude Puel is expected to have an unchanged squad for the FA Cup quarter-final clash with Chelsea. Every single game will play a part in us reaching those targets. But I repeat, it's not important.

The Foxes, who spent four days of warm weather training in Spain this week, could be unchanged from last weekend's 4-1 win at West Brom. "We must pay great attention for this risk".

"There is only one way: to work hard and to show you deserve to play", Conte added.

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