Conte targeting FA Cup and top-four finish

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We have to try to do both [quality for the Champions League and win the FA Cup], to go to the next round and try to reach the semi-final.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists the club will continue to fight for both a top-four Premier League spot and FA Cup silverware.

Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea have requested the fans to get in touch with the club with information, after claims that some were allegedly hurt by the police and security outside the Camp Nou before the Blues' Champions League defeat to Barcelona.

"This is a question for the coach of the national teams, not for me", Conte said when asked whether Cahill's and Morata's omissions placed doubt over their involvement in the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer. We started the season to try to fight until the end for every competition. We can do better in every aspect.

Barcelona fans had put up an incredible tifo to show their gratitude for the genius that is Lionel Messi during their UEFA Champions League clash with Chelsea at the Nou Camp and the Argentine responded to their gesture with a thank-you post on Instagram. You saw until the last minutes today that we can play against any team and now we have eight finals.

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Marcos Alonso has defended Thibaut Courtois after the goalkeeper's errors proved costly in Chelsea's elimination at the hands of Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 tie.

Asked to explain why he was prepared to talk so soon given most players would opt to avoid the limelight in that situation, he added: "I don't want to hide my face behind the fact I made a mistake".

"We are talking about two good goalkeepers - Thibaut and Willy [Caballero] - we don't have a rule for the competition", he said. "We have one trophy to chase and that is the FA Cup", he said. It's my weakest point between my legs.

But, after this, we tried to play football for a long time and dominated the game, creating chances to score.

"We deserved more, but against this team you can not concede and then miss chances", Alonso added.

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