Azpilicueta wary of Chelsea chop

Cesar Azpilicueta has accepted that nobody is guaranteed a place in the Chelsea starting lineup after sitting out last week's midweek clash against Swansea City.

Requiring a win at Chelsea to have any chance of advancing, Atletico was held to 1-1 in its final game in Group C at Stamford Bridge yesterday.

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But Michael Essien, who had an incredible career at Chelsea, still thinks that Bakayoko will make the grade in west London and he has urged fans not to put too much pressure on him.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has revealed who he wants his former side to draw in the next round of the UEFA Champions League. "It was important we won (against Swansea)". Never before has a Champions League draw been weighted so heavily in favour of a certain tie.

"It was a nice run".

England international Gary Cahill has made a claim about Chelsea's Champions League campaign, suggesting that the Blues do not wish to face Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16.

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Hazard now has four goals in as many appearances and Conte believes his new sprout is down to his free role behind Morata.

"You have to move on [as a player]". This was the game that took Roma to another level.

Meanwhile Paco Alcacer, Nelson Semedo and Lucas Digne will all be hoping to start as the coach rotates his squad ahead of next weekend' s visit to face Villarreal.

"It's a pity about Atletico because they deserve to be there for everything they have achieved in recent years".

  • Ricardo Clara