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Huddersfield will have to make do without the services of Philip Billing (ankle), Michael Hefele (Achilles) and Jon Stankovic (knee) for the visit of the Premier League champions.

Conte told the press on Tuesday that, "Morata is out because he's a bit exhausted and there is a problem in his back".

Premier League champions Chelsea are targeting a top-four finish this season, manager Antonio Conte said after conceding that his side were out of the title race following their defeat at West Ham United on Saturday.

"We have to continue in this way to try to play this football".

"I think we had a great game, we had possession and tried to play the ball", Willian told BT Sport.

All three posed problems early on, but although Pedro did put the ball in the back of the net from an offside position after a Willian pass, they were kept at arm's length by a packed rearguard.

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Having finished second in their group, the Blues could only be drawn against Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain or Besiktas. The last 16 is a good moment to play such teams. "Logically we are both challengers for the trophy".

A Didier Drogba goal from the first leg gave them a one-goal advantage going into the return at the Nou Camp but a red card for John Terry after Sergio Busquets had levelled the aggregate score gave them a massive uphill task. The final say was Huddersfield's, however, as Depoitre rose highest to head home fellow substitute Florent Hadergjonaj's teasing cross with what was the last meaningful action of the match.

"We are fighting till the end". Sometimes I can be too honest, I like to speak to the players and fans.

Chelsea are aiming to try and claw their way back into the title race but they now find themselves 14 points behind leaders Manchester City after 16 games of the new campaign.

Conte was impressed with the contribution of his attacking players and highlighted the performance of Bakayoko, who has come under scrutiny for his displays since arriving from Monaco.

With the goal advantage, Chelsea proceeded to dominate the rest of the first half against a strangely subdued Huddersfield team. David Luiz remains sidelined with a knee injury and will again play no part, but Danny Drinkwater is back in contention following a bout of illness.

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