League and FA Cup are equal priorities for Chelsea, says Conte

A Copa del Rey trophy beckons too with Sevilla awaiting Erensto Valverde's men in the final.

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has urged his side to find some consistency, arguing the reigning Premier League champions would be in the top four if they had regularly performed like they did in the two legs against Barcelona. Now there is the FA Cup, this is a quarter-final and if we win then we play at Wembley.

"We want to win everything. He will be out for approximately three weeks", said a club statement on Thursday.

Courtois added that they should focus on the FA Cup now with that being the only chance at silverware. A double from Lionel Messi, taking the Argentine to 100 Champions League goals, sandwiched Ousmane Dembele's 20th-minute strike. But you have to take things step by step.

"I don't think we deserve to be out, but individual mistakes cost us in both legs", the Belgium worldwide told BT Sport.

Reports from Barcelona suggest a number of Chelsea fans were injured by police before their team's match last night.

'When you have the opportunity to make a great compliment to Messi, it is right to recognise a super, super, super top player. For Valverde, it was a demonstration of how great Chelsea are as a team as he left the encounter glad for his team to making it through the hard tie. You have to respect everyone because anything can happen over two legs. They went on to beat Bayern Munich on penalties for the title. It is hard, we have had so many games this year.

And Andy Jacobs, one half of Hawksbee and Jacobs - on talkSPORT every weekday from 1pm-4pm - has insisted they could have done better had it not been for Conte. There are no easy teams at this stage and Barcelona are the favourites in the tie but no one should write Roma off.

The Blues' have barely put up a fight to retain their title this season, and are struggling to qualify for the Champions League, where they now sit outside the top four in the Premier League table. The Real Madrid target also added that the side has to move on from this crushing loss.

  • Jacqueline Ellis