Chelsea news: Antonio Conte urged to play one key player against Barcelona

That is the view of pundit and former Manchester United star Owen Hargreaves.

Chelsea news: Antonio Conte urged to play one key player against Barcelona

That is the view of pundit and former Manchester United star Owen Hargreaves.

24 February 2018 Saturday 17:50
Chelsea news: Antonio Conte urged to play one key player against Barcelona

ANTONIO CONTE must play Chelsea star Willian against Barcelona this week.

That is the view of pundit and former Manchester United star Owen Hargreaves.

The Brazilian was in fine form as Chelsea swept past Hull in the FA Cup on Friday evening.

Willian netted twice to ensure the Blues secured their place in the quarter-final.

The winger is battling fellow attacker Pedro for a starting role in Conte's squad at present.

But Hargreaves believes Willian must be selected when Barcelona visit Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

“I hope he plays against Barcelona," he said on BT Sport.

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"He’s honestly one of my favourite players in the Premier League to watch.

“He can play as a number 10, he can play out wide – he’s been involved in 13 goals in his last 14 appearances.

“He works hard for the team and is just an exceptional player

"He’s a joy to watch, he really is.”

However, the 29-year-old and his Chelsea team-mates have been struggling of late.

The west London outfit suffered shock defeats against Bournemouth and Watford recently to cast doubt over Conte's future at the club.

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