Antonio Conte compares Chelsea to Real Madrid and Barcelona

  • Antonio Conte compares Chelsea to Real Madrid and Barcelona

Antonio Conte compares Chelsea to Real Madrid and Barcelona

"That last defeat was, of course, the one they endured at the Bridge".

Cesc Fabregas gave it his all throughout - including one lunging tackle at youth player Ola Aina, who isn't expected to start at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Jose Mourinho's United made the long trip back from Russian Federation following the 1-1- draw against Rostov in the Europa League last 16, first-leg, and Merson feels this will have a key impact on their performance. "It's unusual to ask me this". For me he is very important in this season because he is the captain.

"He is working very well on the pitch and helping me a lot in the changing room, transferring the right message".

"It was impossible to play better, impossible to have the ball, impossible to play a passing game, so we played what the game demanded and coped with their intensity and directness".

"Manchester United is too big".

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has insisted that his side will show their quality against Chelsea when the sides meet in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Monday.

Barcelona's win over Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League this week is a game that we will never stop talking about.

Before the game Jose Mourinho confirmed his team where going to adapt to the conditions of the game, mainly the pitch with a more direct style of football. This is the most important thing. It's unusual to ask me this. I wonder if this will offer the United players further motivation ahead of the game. Obviously before the game and after the game, I'll meet some fans and some people I like.

"In October, before the game, I was sure we would face a great team", he said. It's the same now.

"Manchester United, together (with City), has the best squad in the league", Conte added. They have a number of great players with great talent and great experience to win.

Hilariously, they wrote: "Monday's cup opponents are enjoying a long unbeaten run in the league stretching back to October".

Chelsea are at the top of the Premier League table at the moment with 66 points from 27 matches.