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

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The former Fiorentina man has missed Chelsea's last two Premier League fixtures and was also unavailable for their recent FA Cup fixture against Hull last night.

However, Conte said that he still faces a selection dilemma to choose his line-up after a number of fringe players impressed in the victory over Hull City, with Willian scoring a brace and Olivier Giroud netting his first goal for the club.

Similarly, Emerson joined Antonio Conte's team towards the end of the transfer period from Roma. With an eye on Tuesday's Champions League last 16, first leg at home to Barcelona, Chelsea took their foot off the gas in the second half.

"But at the same time I saw players in good form".

"We are talking about one of the best players in the world but, for sure, we have to work together, work with the team and not only with one player to try and stop him".

The 25-year-old has been settling in well to life at Chelsea FC since his move from Real Madrid in the summer, and he has netted 10 goals in the Premier League so far.

It gave the rest of the team the confidence to settle into the game because it was all upwards for Chelsea after the first goal.

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Giroud went close again moments later, when a fantastic one-two between Willian and Danny Drinkwater, released the latter, whose low cross narrowly evaded the centre-forward.

"I was waiting for it".

However, Willy Caballero was equal to David Meyler's well-struck spot-kick, making it five saves out of his last eight penalties faced (excluding shootouts).

And, despite having not much else to do after the save, the Argentine did well to stay alert when required keeping his fourth clean sheet in nine Chelsea appearances this season. The applause that greeted Giroud as he left the pitch on Monday -battered, bruised and bandaged - held genuine appreciation and he built on the good will against Hull City.

It was Stewart who lost the ball to Giroud in the build-up to Chelsea's first goal, after just two minutes, as the Championship side took some time to settle.

Chelsea hardly had to wait for their second goal however, with Pedro hauling down a fine pass from Cess Fabregas, and drilling home. Rest of the video is quite standard with a few clips of our squad arriving at the stadium, warm up sessions and an interaction between Antonio Conte and Nigel Adkins before the match. Second half, well done us.



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