Christensen a future Chelsea captain, says Conte


If I had to choose, I prefer to play like I did in the last 10 minutes, but it's the manager who has the final word.

For what? If a player deserves to play, and shows me during the training session that he is on top of his form, and wants to work defensively, he plays. Maybe last season we won the title, or did I forget something?

The Chelsea boss told a Friday news conference: "Do you think that I am stupid when I put Willy on the bench?"

"He is playing now and I am very happy with my choice". For me, apart from the mistake, his performance was great, was wonderful.

"When you have this type of game, when you start the game as underdogs, you have to prepare", he added.

So what will Antonio Conte do with his Chelsea side at the Camp Nou? Chelsea sold Matic for £40 million to Sunday's opponents Manchester United and Conte had only positive things to say about the Serbia global. "You don't have a great mentality". "I think he was one of the key players in winning the title".

Lionel Messi
GETTY Lionel Messi scored Barcelona's equaliser

Chelsea now travel to Manchester United on Sunday then Manchester City a week later. I wish for him the best. That's my place. We're going to see how we will play in Barcelona.

"In games like this against a quality opposition, it's hard".

Host Bayern Munich, helped by two typical Thomas Mueller goals and two from Robert Lewandowski, romped to a 5-0 win over Besiktas in their tie after the visitors played almost the whole match with 10 men.

The winger may be more comfortable out wide, but if his change of position helps the Blues succeed against opponents who otherwise might outclass them, he'll need to play as a false nine for the good of the team. Now we have a tough game on Sunday and we have to turn our heads to the next target, the Premier League, and try to get as high as possible.

"For sure, my hope is to have all my players available".

"The next game is always the most important because it's where you can get the three points. But we learned a lot in that game".

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