Chelsea make official complaint about treatment of fans in Barcelona

Antonio Conte claimed that Chelsea's top players have an obligation to consider staying to help the club get back into the Champions League if they miss out on a top-four finish this season.

After receiving an "unprecedented response", Chelsea have chosen to take their case to UEFA. There is a club to speak about this situation, with me, with the players. I didn't see many players leaving then.

Eden Hazard admits he has been unhappy with his performances for Chelsea for the last two months.

"For sure, for him this is not a lucky season, but we are talking about a good midfielder and a good player". Me, my staff, the players and the club, about this season.

"Now it is very hard to talk about the future".

"For us, for me, the most important thing now is to be focused on Chelsea and to try to improve, to improve this season and finish in the best possible way".

He added: "Andreas Christensen is still a young player who is playing at this level for the first time, so it's understandable that he could be exhausted". "I think that everyone has to find in himself the right desire, the right will to fight". There are six games to go and we have an FA Cup semi-final as well.

Saints boss Mark Hughes believes Conte was on a loser before the season had even started.

The Blues have won just one of their last five league games and saw their hopes of finishing in the top four dealt a major blow after they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

Chelsea travel to St Mary's knowing they face a tough battle against a Southampton side attempting to avoid relegation.

"And historically it doesn't happen very often, so you are likely to come under pressure and that's what has happened there once again".

  • Steve Townsend