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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

2017/2018 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
3 Liverpool 15 9 3 54
4 Chelsea 16 5 6 53
5 Tottenham 15 7 5 52
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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Antonio Conte backs Andreas Christsensen after Chelsea's 'one mistake'

The FC boys break down all the talking points between Chelsea and Barcelona, including Conte's squad selections, Barcelona's underwhelming performance and who deserved more in the 1-1 draw.
Lionel Messi put an end to his Chelsea curse in his ninth meeting with the club, finally scoring against the Blues to bring Barcelona level at Stamford Bridge.
Lionel Messi scored his 1st goal against Chelsea in nine matches as Barcelona return to the Camp Nou ahead on away goals.
Lionel Messi scored his first goal against Chelsea in nine matches as Barcelona return to the Camp Nou ahead on away goals.
Chelsea barely gave Lionel Messi an inch to breathe for much of the game at Stamford Bridge until Andreas Christensen's error negated all of their stellar defensive work.

LONDON -- Antonio Conte lamented "one mistake" from his Chelsea team but backed young defender Andreas Christsensen after Barcelona got out of Stamford Bridge with a 1-1 draw in the first leg of a tense Champions League round-of-16 tie.

Having struck the post twice in the first half, Willian gave Chelsea the lead on 62 minutes when he curled a low shot around a mass of bodies, but a wayward Christsensen pass allowed Andres Iniesta to set up Lionel Messi for a vital away goal as the visitors rallied.

Ahead...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea must attack Barca or face 'suicide mission'

The FC boys break down all the talking points between Chelsea and Barcelona, including Conte's squad selections, Barcelona's underwhelming performance and who deserved more in the 1-1 draw.
Lionel Messi put an end to his Chelsea curse in his ninth meeting with the club, finally scoring against the Blues to bring Barcelona level at Stamford Bridge.
Lionel Messi scored his 1st goal against Chelsea in nine matches as Barcelona return to the Camp Nou ahead on away goals.
Lionel Messi scored his first goal against Chelsea in nine matches as Barcelona return to the Camp Nou ahead on away goals.
Chelsea barely gave Lionel Messi an inch to breathe for much of the game at Stamford Bridge until Andreas Christensen's error negated all of their stellar defensive work.

Cesc Fabregas says Chelsea will have to attack in the second leg of their Champions League clash with Barcelona because trying to play defensively at the Camp Nou is a "suicide mission."

Chelsea will need to score as Barcelona took an away-goals advantage with a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Willian had given Chelsea the lead before Lionel Messi equalised in the 75th minute with his first goal in his ninth appearance against the Blues, ending his longest goal drought against any opponent.

Barcelona...

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Eden Hazard starts as false No. 9 as Chelsea host Barcelona

The Exploding Heads give their reasoning as to whether Chelsea or Barcelona will prevail in the Champions League round of 16.

Eden Hazard is set to line up as a false No. 9 as Chelsea face Barcelona in the Champions League clash on Tuesday.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte decided on a 3-4-3 formation without strikers Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud, who are both on the bench.

Hazard starts up front with Willian and Pedro Rodriguez, in front of a midfield of Victor Moses, N'Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Alonso.

Cesar Azpilicueta captains the side from the back next to Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.

Barcelona...

Chelsea will test Barcelona at highest level - Marc-Andre ter Stegen

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen anticipates tonight's Champions League clash with Chelsea.
ESPN's Gemma Soler and Mark Ogden tackle the big story lines surrounding the Champions League encounter between Chelsea and Barcelona.
Craig Burley and Ross Dyer go head to head in predicting the outcomes of Bayern-Besiktas, Chelsea-Barca, Sevilla-Man United and Shakhtar-Roma.

BARCELONA -- Marc-Andre ter Stegen has told ESPN FC that Barcelona will "measure themselves at the highest level" against Chelsea in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Barca have lost once in their last 38 games in all competitions and are seven points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga and into a fifth consecutive Copa del Rey final.

However, ter Stegen said the return of European football raises the stakes, with Barca motivated by the challenge of taking on Antonio...