Willian Reveals What He Said To Make David Meyler Miss His Penalty

"I think that, in this 18 months, we built a great mentality".

The Premier League champions came away with a 4-0 win to book their place in the quarter-finals, however Cork native Meyler missed a spot-kick six minutes after the break. Now we have three days to make the best decision for the game against Barcelona.

Conte needed a response from his side after a concerning run of form which included a 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth and a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Watford, and the Italian will be delighted with the character of his players to bounce back.

With a massive UEFA Champions League match awaiting them in midweek, Antonio Conte withdraw his key individuals such as Giroud, Pedro and Fabregas, as they join Leicester City in the quarterfinals.

"When you are winning games the confidence goes high". We must be confident to prepare for it in the right way.

Chelsea have a very strong home record at Stamford Bridge, as they have lost just one of their last 17 games on home soil in all competitions.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has insisted that January deadline day signing Olivier Giroud, will provide the type of competition that will help Spain worldwide striker Alvaro Morata rediscover his best form.

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The manager had rotated his team for the FA Cup fifth-round visit of the Championship Tigers and ahead of their fixtures with Barca, Manchester United and Manchester City, and then saw several fringe players impress.

The France striker then scored his first goal since his move from Arsenal - a smart finish from close range following debutant Emerson Palmieri's left-wing cross.

"It's important for his confidence", Conte said of Giroud's goal.

Hull City failed to capitalize on their opportunity to get on the scoresheet when David Meyler's penalty was comfortably saved by Willy Caballero ensuring a clean sheet was secured. However, that message clearly went in one ear and out the other as the visitors fell behind after just 106 seconds, with Willian punishing their sloppiness.

Hull started the second half the brighter, with Harry Wilson drawing a foul and penalty from Fabregas.

"I'm here to win trophies and help the team reach our targets", said the 31-year-old.

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