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Chelsea fell to a 2-1 defeat away at Crystal Palace in what was a disappointing game for the Blues at Selhurst Park.

Chelsea’s left wing-back Marcos Alonso has revealed that the team has been training hard for the Champions League game against Roma and hopes to put in a good show.

“We have been recovering well for three days and hopefully we are going to do a much better game tomorrow,” Alonso said.

“The team is looking forward to this game because it’s a good opportunity for us to change things in terms of the last game. Motivation is high for tomorrow and we will try to get the three points.

“We have had a good start in the Champions League,’ added Alonso. ‘We have to keep playing this way and tomorrow is a good chance to make things a bit better after the last couple of games in the Premier League, and to get closer to what we want, which is to finish the group as the first team.”

Speaking on the general state of the squad, Alonso added: “It’s normal when you play in four competitions there are so many games, and because of this there is more risk of injury or tiredness. We train very well to stay away from injuries and it is something weird that is happening now with the injuries.

“The players are very fit and we are ready to play all these games. Hopefully we will get these players back soon and we will not have any more injuries.”

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