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Champions League - will the English 5 survive?

Champions League - will the English 5 survive?”

This means they entered Monday morning's draw knowing they would face one of the winners of the other groups (Barcelona, PSG or Besiktas) in the last 16.

The Blues were forced to play without Alvaro Morata due to injury but still managed to breeze past David Wagner's side.

"We must be very realistic to understand that this league is very unsafe", Conte, whose side lost 1-0 at struggling West Ham United on Saturday, told a news conference. "We had a bad game against West Ham", said the Belgian.

We need to ensure that we finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.

After a second half of resolute Chelsea defending and a Lionel Messi penalty miss, Fernando Torres confirmed Roberto Di Matteo's side's place in the final as he rounded Victor Valdes and rolled into an empty net in the 91st-minute.

Hazard said: 'Eleven now, we won. "Now we have 11 points less than Manchester City, and they have to play tomorrow".

Town's Elias Kachunga (L) in action with Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko during the English premier league soccer match between Huddersfield Town and Chelsea at the John Smiths Stadium in Huddersfield, Britain, 12 December 2017.

"We did well today, the fans are happy, we are happy - let's move forward for the game against Southampton".

Chelsea's Willian celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates.

"Now we have to face this solution with these players".

Jurgen Klopp's men stuttered earlier in the season but have hit their stride in the Premier League and the Champions League, with Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane dazzling in front of goal.

Huddersfield did not concede again, despite Chelsea's best efforts, and substitute Depoitre, a late replacement for Steve Mounie, headed brilliantly home in time added on from fellow replacement Florent Hadergjonaj's excellent cross.

"I like it when we have the possibility to rotate players".

"We dominated the game, we controlled the game. but at the end we lost and I think the most important thing tomorrow is to get the final result".



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