Chelsea must forget Barcelona, focus on Huddersfield


Under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola, in his first season as a top-flight manager, Barcelona's treble-winners of 2008/09 are remembered as an unstoppable, tiki-taka juggernaut - but Chelsea gave them a real run for their money in the Champions League semi-final.

The Blues were in total control at the break thanks to Tiemoue Bakayoko's tidy finish and Willian's header.

As for Chelsea, they suffered a 1-0 defeat at West Ham on Saturday.

"We must be very realistic to understand that this league is very unsafe", Conte, whose side lost 1-0 at struggling West Ham United on Saturday, told a news conference.

The victory moved Chelsea level on points with Manchester United in second, but there is still a sizeable gap between them and leaders City. "It's frustrating", said Chelsea captain Gary Cahill.

'It's hard, 14 points, ' says Willian before Hazard interrupts.

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He fed a pass left for Bakayoko to chip over the advancing goalkeeper, despite Chris Lowe's attempt to clear off the line. For the second goal as well.

Alonso collected Cesar Azpilicueta's raking cross-field pass and whipped in a teasing cross to the back post, which was coolly headed past Lossl by the 29-year-old.

Huddersfield claimed a stoppage-time consolation when Laurent Depoitre glanced a header into the net from fellow substitute Florent Hadergjonaj's left-wing cross.

And Huddersfield went 3-0 behind five minutes after the restart when Willian managed to knock Marcos Alonso's cross back to Pedro, who crashed it into the top corner.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea all progressed from the group stage, making England the first country to have so many sides through to the knockout phase.

Mathias Jorgensen also lifted the home faithful with a long-range effort, but home pressure was not to last as Hazard brilliantly set up Pedro twice in as many minutes, only for the Spaniard to pull both efforts wide.