Chelsea got on board back with an impressive 4-0 thrashing of Championship strugglers Hull City in the FA Cup, to send a warning message to Barcelona ahead of their Champions League clash.
Brazilian star Willian stole a brace in the clash, Pedro scored once while new signing Olivier Giroud put his name on Chelsea’s score sheet scoring his first goal since arriving from Arsenal on an £18m deal.
Antonio Conte whose job seems to be at stake ahead of the Barcelona meeting seemed relief, but also confessed he is having troubles with selection ahead of the Champions League tie.
In the midst of that worry, Conte had to remove one of the goalscorers, Pedro at half time to probably give him a space ahead of Tuesday’s European showdown at Stamford Bridge against the Catalan giant.
According to reports from Mirror Sport, Conte said: “Before an important game, against Barcelona, tonight I go to my house with many doubts in my mind, which is the best starting XI to start the game against Barcelona.
“But it’s right to be so. We must take the right time to make the best decision to pick the best XI to start that game.
“For sure, Willian’s performance was impressive. I hope to see always this type of performance because, when Willy plays in this way, it is a great joy for me, the team, the club and our fans. Today he played very well. But I’m very happy.
Antonio Conte whose side meet with Barcelona on Tuesday, understands that the result of the match could play a significant role in determining his stay in Stamford Bridge.