Chelsea star vows not to let critics 'kill' him


"He's writing with his team-mates a great story with Barcelona".

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been questioned by some fans and pundits for his role in both of Lionel Messi's goals as Barcelona secured a 3-0 victory in their tussle at the Nou Camp to win 4-1 on aggregate and earn a quarter-final against Roma. While the Portugal star continues to be top goalscorer in the European competition, having 117 goals in 155 games, his Barcelona rival is not far behind.

"We're talking about Barcelona or Spanish police and stewards".

Dani Alves comes in next on nine, while Luis Suarez - part of the now disbanded devastating MSN trio that also included Neymar - has provided seven, with Neymar contributing five assists before departing for Paris Saint-Germain.

And Andy Jacobs, one half of Hawksbee and Jacobs - on talkSPORT every weekday from 1pm-4pm - has insisted they could have done better had it not been for Conte.

"Obviously on both matches I regret the posts or bars that we could have". "He had the injuries, and was coming from a different team and a different type of soccer".

"As an attacker he is the most complete player in history".

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Valverde chose to start the match with Dembele instead of midfielder Paulinho to try to open up the Chelsea defense with a player on the flank. I think that a coach's work should be judged on the development of his players and what you see in terms of the value of the squad, not trophies.

Conte added: "There was a penalty on Alonso at the start of the second half". "I have no words".

"Tests have confirmed that Sergio Busquets has a hairline fracture on the fifth toe of his right foot". He was substituted by Gomes in the 61st minute. "We could hear them even though they were sat very high in the ground and stayed behind us, even when we were 2-0 and 3-0 down".

"Messi and Ronaldo have been doing it year after year".

Spurs boast Fernando Llorente as a back-up option but he has scored just two Premier League goals all season, while 25-year-old Son Heung-min can also play as a centre-forward but has been in excellent form from the flanks, as stated by Wilkins.

Third-tier Wigan Athletic, the unlikely spanner in the spokes of Manchester City's bid for a quadruple, welcome top-flight strugglers Southampton who will have new manager Mark Hughes, hired to save them from relegation, in the dugout for the first time.