Willian Represents Everything Antonio Conte Wants From His Team in Barcelona

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To that end Conte will have been grateful to recall N'Golo Kanté, missing from defeat at Manchester City last week after fainting during a training session.

This wastage of chances wasn't such a big concern in the beginning as Chelsea's were defence was able to cope up with the opposition, for instance, in Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester United earlier in the season, something similar happened.

Chelsea were on top for most of the first half and attempted a total of 16 shots, though both of their goals had more than a hint of fortune about them.

The Brazilian gave the Blues the lead with a deflected effort, and an own-goal from Martin Kelly just minutes later set the Blues on the way to a comfortable win, despite a late goal from Patrick van Aanholt.

However, the west London side held on for the win and are now two points off a spot in the top four.

Although Willian did not manage to add to that, his opener was his fifth in his last five games across all competitions, while he generally caught the eye throughout.

And Chelsea's second soon after was even uglier from Palace's perspective.

"On Sunday he was well [and could have played] but it was right not to take risks".

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Don Balon claim that the club has responded positively as they are apparently willing to do whatever it takes to appoint Enrique. Don Balon also reckon Umtiti has made Barcelona team-mate and neighbour Gerard Pique aware of Chelsea's interest in him and hinted he'd be up for the prospective switch.

Palace nearly pulled one back early in the second half, as Sorloth charged through on goal and blasted against the left-hand post.

They come into the match on the back of a heartbreaking loss to Manchester United on Monday.

Chelsea's back three is not the impenetrable brick wall it was for large parts of their title-winning season a year ago.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says he tried to keep John Terry at Stamford Bridge for another season but understood his reasons for leaving.

They have lost four of their last five league games; as many defeats as in their previous 30 matches.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson believes Chelsea FC will edge to a comfortable win against Palace, especially with Ivory Coast global Wilfried Zaha sidelined for the Eagles. He has overtaken Pedro as a starter in Antonio Conte's front three-understandable given he's had a hand in 17 goals in his last 18 starts. He didn't play a lot of games but despite this his commitment was incredible, great. "But the commitment of all my players was good".

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