Conte: Chelsea will target top four and FA Cup

Rio Ferdinand slammed Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois

That leaves them facing a tough fight to qualify for next season's competition with the reigning Premier League champions now four points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

Conte has made it clear that his charges will continue fighting on both fronts to end their season on a positive note.

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Chelsea's campaign in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League came to an end on Wednesday night, March 14, after losing 0-3 against Spanish leaders Barcelona.

"I think we are talking about the player that can move the final result for every team that he's playing for".

Marcos Alonso has defended Thibaut Courtois after the goalkeeper's errors proved costly in Chelsea's elimination at the hands of Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 tie. Next season will be another season but definitely FA Cup and top four is what we have to go for. They are in the last eight for the first time since 1986, three years after they lost to United in a final replay. We try to do our best in every competition. "This must be our target".

"I don't think we deserve to be out, but individual mistakes cost us in both legs", the Belgium worldwide told BT Sport. To try to go to the next round and to reach the semi-final in the FA Cup it won't be easy.




A good omen for Chelsea is that the last time they won the trophy, in 2012, they beat Leicester 5-2 in the quarter-finals, albeit at Stamford Bridge. Courtois evidently did not expect that, and admitted the same after the game and added that Barcelona capitalized on the mistakes committed by the players on the field. "It won't be easy".

"This type of player, (there is) one player born in 50 years".

Speaking during BT Sport's coverage of the game, Ferdinand said of the first goal conceded by Courtois: "The goalkeeper has got to do better there".

"It's hard [to respond to the Barca defeat] but it's football.

Now we have to face another competition and for this reason we must trust in our strength and try to move on".

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