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It's Barcelona in the Champions League with a nightmare run of games sandwiched in between.

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Chelsea have drawn Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 knockout stages with our first leg at home on February 20th followed by the return leg on March 14th.

It's the second best draw we could have hoped for with Besitkas being the preferred tie. We have avoided PSG which is a result as they face Real Madrid but looking at the dates of our games against the Catalan side, it gives Antonio Conte and his Chelsea side a problem with what could be key Premier League games sandwiched in between.

Chelsea v Atletico Madrid - It's all or nothing for Atletico - Three points wins the group for Chelsea.

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Chelsea take on Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge in match-day six of the Champions League knowing that having already qualified for the knock-out stages, victory will win the group.

The Dilemma for Antonio Conte tonight will be how to approach the game this evening.

Alvaro Morata retweets random van bearing his name in Ghana

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Chelsea club record signing Alvaro Morata has retweeted a photo of a van in Ghana that randomly has a stick of his name on the back. The rear...

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Alvaro Morata says he walks home from Chelsea games, stops for a beer if they win

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has revealed that he walks home from games. The Spain international says he lives just five minutes away from Stamford...

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Alvaro Morata: Of course I would go back to Real Madrid

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Alvaro Morata will never close the door on a return to Real Madrid, but he wants to have a "great career" at Chelsea before departing.

The Spain international striker has made a strong start to life at Chelsea following a reported £70million move from Madrid, scoring eight goals and supplying three assists in 15 appearances in all competitions.

Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata talks up Real Madrid return

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata says "of course" he would return to former club Real Madrid. Speaking while on international duty with...

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I needed to play and in Chelsea I have got what I wanted - Alvaro Morata.

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Alvaro Morata has scored seven goals in ten Premier League appearances so far and heading back to Spain to play for the national team against Costa Rica, Morata has spoken of the decision to leave Real Madrid.

When Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata for a fee of around £58m in the summer there were plenty of raised eyebrows.

Photos: Chelsea star coaches at school

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Chelsea's club record signing Alvaro Morata has been doing a bit of coaching work during the international break. The Spain international is...

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David Silva, Alvaro Morata, Leighton Baines…Names of the Premier League, Week 11

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Gameweek 11 of the Premier League season wasn't exactly a thriller. Six of the ten matches ending with just one goal scored. There was still plenty of drama though with late comebacks, crucial games...

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Chelsea: Alvaro Morata Heads Blues To Victory Over Man Utd At Stamford Bridge (Video)

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Chelsea secured a previous victory against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, with Alvaro Morata netting the only goal of the game.

Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho shared the most perfunctory of handshakes before the game, but it was the Chelsea boss who saw his side have the upper hand throughout the contest.

Morata strikes as Chelsea derail Manchester United title bid

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London (AFP) – Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata condemned Jose Mourinho to another damaging defeat against his former club as the champions clinched a crucial 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday.

Morata rewarded an enterprising display from Antonio Conte’s side when the Spain striker headed home early in the second half at Stamford Bridge.

Alvaro Morata claims he chose Chelsea over Man Utd

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata claims he chose to join the Blues over Manchester United. The Spain international says he had the opportunity to make...

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Dzeko vs Hazard rematch in Rome

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Rome (AFP) – Edin Dzeko versus Eden Hazard - Tuesday’s Champions League clash between Roma and Chelsea in the Stadio Olympico could turn out to be one between the two star forwards.

Both Roma’s Dzeko and Chelsea’s Hazard scored two goals apiece in the six-goal European thriller in Stamford Bridge on October 18.

Dzeko vs Hazard rematch in Rome

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Rome (AFP) – Edin Dzeko versus Eden Hazard - Tuesday’s Champions League clash between Roma and Chelsea in the Stadio Olympico could turn out to be one between the two star forwards.

Both Roma’s Dzeko and Chelsea’s Hazard scored two goals apiece in the six-goal European thriller in Stamford Bridge on October 18.

Can January Changes Restore Title Challenge at Chelsea?

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Whatever the Chelsea fans think of Michy Batshuayi, it's clear manager Antonio Conte doesn't trust him enough to deputise for Alvaro Morata. If Morata faces another spell on the sidelines, what will happen? Will Conte swallow his pride and try Batshuayi again? Or will we see another variation of the strikerless system that hasn't really worked for the Blues so far?

Champions League: Eden Hazard Rescues Late Point For Chelsea In Six-Goal Thriller Against Roma (Video)

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A late Eden Hazard header rescued a point for Chelsea in a cracking Champions League clash against Roma at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

David Luiz, playing in midfield, opened the scoring for the Blues after following up his own blocked through-ball with a cracking curling effort after just 11 minutes.

Video: Alvaro Morata trains with Chelsea ahead of Roma game

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Alvaro Morata and his Chelsea team-mates trained at Cobham today as they prepare to face Roma in tomorrow's Champions League group game. After...

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Chelsea and Man Utd stars react to devastating fires

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea have both taken to social media to react to images of devastating fires...

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Photo: Alvaro Morata returns to Chelsea training

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There was some good news for Chelsea fans today following the disappointment of yesterday's defeat at Crystal Palace. The club's record...

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Conte on collision course with Chelsea, history shows it's a bad move

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The news that Antonio Conte is angry with Chelsea’s board over the club’s lack of striking options doesn’t bode well for his future at Stamford Bridge.

Alvaro Morata suffered a suffered a hamstring injury in the 1-0 defeat against Manchester City last Saturday and has now pulled out of international duty with Spain.

Major injury blow for Conte, this is how Chelsea should lineup in the absence of key star

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is all set for a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring injury during his side’s 1-0 defeat against Manchester City.

The Spaniard joined the Premier League champions this summer for a club record fee of £60m. Morata has had a fantastic start to life in England and he is currently Chelsea’s top scorer with 7 goals.

Tuesday Kickoff: Alvaro Morata to miss time, Barcelona open to La Liga departure and more

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Chelsea's Alvaro Morata will miss over a month due to a hamstring injury. (REPORT)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says Barcelona will discuss the possibility of leaving La Liga if Catalonia gains independence from Spain. (REPORT)

After Romelu Lukaku missed training with an ankle injury, a scan on the Belgian's ankle revealed there was no fracture or serious ligament damage.

Chelsea Striker Could Be Out For A Month

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Chelsea fear that record signing Alvaro Morata will miss at least a month with a hamstring strain. The forward, who has scored seven goals in eight matches since joining the Blues from Real Madrid, limped out of Chelsea's 1-0 home defeat by Manchester City on Saturday after only 10 minutes.

Manager Antonio Conte claimed after the game that withdrawing Morata had been precautionary, but after a scan in Madrid on Monday the Spanish FA revealed that the 24-year-old has a grade two hamstring tear.

Chelsea old-boy De Bruyne gives Man City crucial win

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London (AFP) – Match-winner Kevin De Bruyne came back to haunt former club Chelsea as Manchester City defeated the Premier League champions 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to reclaim top spot.

De Bruyne, who left Chelsea for Wolfsburg in January 2014, struck from outside the box midway through the second half, securing a victory that cemented City’s status as the early title favourites.

Chelsea old-boy De Bruyne gives Man City crucial win

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London (AFP) – Match-winner Kevin De Bruyne came back to haunt former club Chelsea as Manchester City defeated the Premier League champions 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to reclaim top spot.

De Bruyne, who left Chelsea for Wolfsburg in January 2014, struck from outside the box midway through the second half, securing a victory that cemented City’s status as the early title favourites.

Batshuayi hands Chelsea deserved win at Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) – Michy Batshuayi struck a dramatic winner with the last kick of the game as Chelsea inflicted Atletico Madrid’s first defeat at their new Wanda Metropolitano home on Wednesday with a hugely impressive 2-1 Champions League victory.

Substitute Batshuayi’s late intervention was just rewards for a dominant Chelsea display despite falling behind to Antoine Griezmann’s penalty five minutes before half-time.

Alvaro Morata, Leroy Sane and Everton’s forgotten man…Names of the Premier League, Week 6

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Stoke City 0-4 Chelsea - Morata and Pedro goals seal an excellent win for the Blues.

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An Alvaro Morata hat-trick and a goal from Pedro sealed three points from an impressive professional performance for Antonio Conte.

Them: Mark Hughes was vocal in reminding everybody that he didn't have any defenders today. Cameron out. I don't know who that is, but I'm going to assume he is a giant meathead.

Chelsea: Alvaro Morata Scores First Hat-Trick In English Football As Blues Spank Stoke City (Video)

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Alvaro Morata's scintillating start to his Premier League career continued on Saturday, with the Spaniard netting a superb hat-trick as Chelsea blitzed Stoke 4-0 at the Bet365 Stadium.

It took only two minutes for Antonio Conte's side to open the scoring, with Morata firing home after a fine long-range pass from fellow countryman Cesar Azpilicueta.

On-song Morata gives Conte Chelsea cheer

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Alvaro Morata will approach Chelsea’s Champions League trip to Atletico Madrid next week in top form after his hat-trick inspired his side to a 4-0 win at Stoke City.

Morata struck three times at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday to take his Chelsea tally to seven goals in six games since his close-season move from Atletico’s local rivals Real Madrid.

On-song Morata gives Conte Chelsea cheer

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Alvaro Morata will approach Chelsea’s Champions League trip to Atletico Madrid next week in top form after his hat-trick inspired his side to a 4-0 win at Stoke City.

Morata struck three times at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday to take his Chelsea tally to seven goals in six games since his close-season move from Atletico’s local rivals Real Madrid.

Chelsea's start to the season

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Last season's emphatic title win feels like a million miles away now as we enter September and the tough run up to Christmas at Stamford Bridge. Despite the hiccup at Burnley which saw a full strength squad beaten 3-2 on the first day of the season, the rest of August and early September's games have been business as usual for the Blues.

Morata tells Chelsea fans to stop anti-Semitic chant

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London (AFP) – Alvaro Morata wants Chelsea fans to call a halt to chanting a song in his honour which includes anti-Semitic language.

The 24-year-old Spanish international striker - hoping to add to his three goals against Arsenal on Sunday - told the Daily Mail it did not set a good example to young children attending matches.

Morata tells Chelsea fans to stop anti-Semitic chant

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London (AFP) – Alvaro Morata wants Chelsea fans to call a halt to chanting a song in his honour which includes anti-Semitic language.

The 24-year-old Spanish international striker - hoping to add to his three goals against Arsenal on Sunday - told the Daily Mail it did not set a good example to young children attending matches.

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Lyon’s Diaz denies Real has buy-back clause

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Lyon (AFP) – Lyon forward Mariano Diaz denied on Tuesday that Real Madrid have a buy-back clause, after the European champions sold him to the Ligue 1 club in the close season.

The Spaniard has impressed in France, scoring 11 goals in all competitions this term, but Spanish media reports suggested Real had added an option to buy him back, similar to the clause that saw Alvaro Morata return to the Santiago Bernabeu from Juventus in 2016.

No Ramos-Ronaldo rift at Real, insists Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane shrugged off reports of a dressing room rift between captain Sergio Ramos and World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of vital derby clash at Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Both sides from the capital already trail La Liga leaders Barcelona by eight points with Ronaldo complaining earlier this month that the departures of Alvaro Morata, Pepe and James Rodriguez had left Real’s squad lacking experience compared to the one that claimed a La Liga and Champions League double last season.

No Ramos-Ronaldo rift at Real, insists Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane shrugged off reports of a dressing room rift between captain Sergio Ramos and World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of vital derby clash at Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Both sides from the capital already trail La Liga leaders Barcelona by eight points with Ronaldo complaining earlier this month that the departures of Alvaro Morata, Pepe and James Rodriguez had left Real’s squad lacking experience compared to the one that claimed a La Liga and Champions League double last season.

Conte blames Chelsea’s injury woes on hectic schedule

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte says the injury problems that threaten to derail Chelsea’s season have been caused by his side’s increased workload.

Conte’s team have lost their last two Premier League matches against Manchester City and Crystal Palace as the injury bug bites ahead of Roma’s visit to Stamford Bridge in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Strikers take centre stage early in Premier League title race

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London (AFP) – From Romelu Lukaku battering defences into submission to Alvaro Morata’s dazzling array of sublime finishes, one of the central themes of the Premier League’s opening weeks has been the renaissance of the star strikers.

In recent years, coaches with an eye for the latest tactical trend ditched the traditional forward role in favour of the “false nine” - a player capable of operating in midfield and wide areas instead of solely functioning as a penalty box predator.

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Antonio Conte: Not a risk to start Alvaro Morata against Roma tomorrow night.

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Antonio Conte has confirmed that after three days training with the first team that Alvaro Morata is in contention to start tomorrow night against Roma at Stamford Bridge.



When asked of Morata and having answered that he was in contention Antonio Conte was asked again if he would start.