Chelsea must forget Barcelona, focus on Huddersfield

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte hailed the contribution of Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian as the trio combined in devastating fashion to brush aside Huddersfield Town 3-1 in the Premier League.

"When you have a competitor like Manchester City that is winning every game it is very hard to think you can win the title". We lost the game against West Ham despite dominating the game, controlling the game.

West Ham made a decision to sit back and defend after their early lead and Cahill was displeased Chelsea failed to break them down.

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.

Chelsea's failure to win their Champions League group has cost them.

Spurs have endured a tricky recent spell in the Premier League but their performances in Europe this season suggest they have matured under manager Mauricio Pochettino after the disappointment of crashing out in the group stage past year. We do have loads of games - but if we played to our levels today we get something out of the game.

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"We didn't play our stuff".

"It's good to always keep the chance for every player to show that he deserves to play".

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. I like to win and when we lose, I'm not happy.

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"You have targets. you have an important target to try to go in the first four and to play Champions League". The Blues had won six of their previous seven top-flight encounters heading into the weekend's derby, but their loss and Manchester City's defeat of Manchester United leaves them a mammoth 14 points off the top - a gap which Conte admitted will be insurmountable.

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