Conte Relieved To See Chelsea Through To Champions League R16

  • Conte Relieved To See Chelsea Through To Champions League R16

Conte Relieved To See Chelsea Through To Champions League R16

"He's got everything. He scores goals, he creates goals, he's got vision, speed, he's direct but his awareness for that little backheel tonight was sensational".

The Italian has had a bee in his bonnet about being handed harder games in the wake of the Champions League and having just one day to properly prepare for the Premier League match at Liverpool on Saturday has been the straw that broke the camel's back.

Fifteen minutes after, Willian struck, this time in a combination with Hazard, who sent him a back-heel pass in a tight spot in the box.

While Conte frets, the biggest problem for City - winners of their last 10 league games - appears to be a battle to guard against complacency. The Brazil global was involved in all the four goals scored by the visitors.

Manchester City - who have played more Premier League games following Champions League showdowns than any other side, at 38 - come in fifth.

JOE GOMEZ (Liverpool): Despite only having made a handful of top-flight appearances, the former Charlton defender's form has seen him make his England debut already this campaign, and it would not be a shock if he was to make Gareth Southgate's squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation.

That measly record is the WORST of all Premier League sides - and the only win record to sit below 50 per cent, according to SmartBets.

His fellow BT Sport pundit, and former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, added: "He's got everything".

"We scored four goals and did well". "We are a really good squad".

"When you are not playing at a club you need to go".

Hazard was nominally Chelsea's central striker but the Belgian playmaker had freedom to roam and it was from a deeper position that he triggered his side's 21st-minute opener.

How long he'll be in the Chelsea team remains to be seen, with Hazard regularly linked with Real Madrid.

"I'm feeling good. I am 100 per cent". But, for now, I'm a Blue.

It was a shocking collapse and Reds midfielder Wijnaldum admits Jurgen Klopp's team will have to work hard to get the result out of their system before Chelsea arrive on Merseyside. After injury sometimes you are not feeling 100 per cent, but I am ready to play every game.