Kante may return for Chelsea's trip to Roma

Nainggolan wary of Chelsea threat

Now occupying the top spot in Group C, Antonio Conte's Chelsea will have clear chances of qualifying for the next round of the prestigious European tournament despite playing away from home at the monumental Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy. To do so they'll need to transfer some of their domestic defensive solidity to the European stage.

In the top five leagues only Barcelona (three) and Manchester United (four) have conceded less, while only United have kept more clean sheets than Roma, eight to the Giallorossi's seven. But we have to focus on training, perform in games - and that's all that matters at the end of the season.

"It's always hard to win the league the second year".

Both teams will be fully aware that a win in this game will be a crucial step towards qualification from the group.

The German is confident of taking three points from the Olimpico.

Conte's Chelsea were a shadow of the team that played at Stamford Bridge earlier this month. A draw or even a defeat for Roma against Chelsea still leaves Roma ahead of Atleti going into the final two fixtures but makes the trip to Madrid much more complicated.

"However, it's a pleasure to watch Di Francesco's team on the pitch, they defend very well".

The former Real Madrid striker also praised manager Antonio Conte, saying they had a good relationship which has helped him improve every day.

Chelsea's defence made individual and collective errors throughout the game. Either way Diego Perotti, who alongside Kolarov caused Chelsea all sorts of problems, will start on the left.

"For Roma it won't be easy to beat them".

The rematch in Rome's Stadio Olympico after a 3-3 thriller in London two weeks ago did not disappoint the 55,000 crowd in Rome as Chelsea coach Antonio Conte was frustrated on his return to Italy.

The 25-year-old is familiar with Chelsea's Italian opponents of Tuesday, as he faced Roma on multiple occasions during his two years at Juventus.

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