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Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Antonio Conte ‘pleased despite the draw’

Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Antonio Conte ‘pleased despite the draw’

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Antonio Conte did not feel too aggrieved after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with LiverpoolSaturday, November 25, 2017Antonio Conte was pleased with Chelsea's efforts against Liverpool, especially as his side played a Champions League match in Azerbaijan just days ago.The Blues fought back from one-goal down to secure a draw against Jurgen Klopp’s side, and did not appear to be tiring despite their midweek endeavours.Conte and his players were forced on a 5,000 mile round trip to play Qarabag on Wednesday, before heading up to Anfield for today’s clash, but the intensity from Chelsea was the same as they showed last season – when they had no European football to contend with.And the Italian admitted he was pleased with the showing, even if the match did end with the spoils being shared between the Lo
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hails performances of Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta in victory over Manchester United

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hails performances of Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta in victory over Manchester United

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Conte with passionate celebrations after earning three points against Manchester United Sunday, November 5, 2017Antonio Conte sung the praises of Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta after the two combined to score the winning goal in Chelsea's narrow victory over Manchester United. Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Alvaro Morata heads winner as Blues dominate Red DevilsAzpilicueta's lovely cross found an unmarked Morata who headed beyond David De Gea to put Chelsea one point behind the Red Devils. The win was the perfect response to their 3-0 drubbing at Roma in the Champions League and Conte was delighted to see his players bounce back.Conte said: “It was a good response after a big defeat. We played a really bad second half in Rome but we deserved to win tonight. It was an im
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte passes on his “suffering” to players

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte passes on his “suffering” to players

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Antonio Conte tries to pass on his "suffering" after a defeat to his Chelsea players in a bid to get a positive response.Conte declined to discuss Nemanja Matic's transfer from Chelsea to Old Trafford, or comment on his relationship with Jose Mourinho, ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester United.The Blues boss instead focused on his own team, who are seeking to respond from Tuesday night's 3-0 Champions League loss at Roma, which saw Conte questioning their "hunger".Adversity will reveal the true character of his players, according to the Italian."We are struggling a lot, because we are facing a lot of important problems," he said."To solve these problems is not simple. In this moment you can see if you are a winner or a loser."It's important to show our character, to be ...
Chelsea lacking hunger and need to have the will to dig deep – Conte

Chelsea lacking hunger and need to have the will to dig deep – Conte

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Chelsea must rediscover their "hunger" after a 3-0 Champions League defeat by Roma, says manager Antonio Conte.Stephan El Shaarawy scored twice as Roma moved above the Blues, who could have progressed to the knockout stage with a win, to the top of Group C.Chelsea will go through if they beat Qarabag in their next group game."If you are a great team, you must have stability and consistency," said Conte. "In this moment we are struggling to have this balance."The Italian guided the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season - with just five defeats in 38 games.They go into Manchester United's visit on Sunday fourth in the table, having lost three of their opening 10 games."I don't know what will happen against Manchester United," said Conte. "They are a really good team."We must ...
Morata 'happy in London' and would 'probably sign 10-year Chelsea deal'

Morata 'happy in London' and would 'probably sign 10-year Chelsea deal'

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Alvaro Morata has denied he dislikes living in London, saying he would "probably" sign a 10-year deal at Chelsea if he could.The striker had told a newspaper in Italy he did not see himself living in London "for very long".Asked about the quotes before Tuesday's Champions League game at Roma, he clarified he meant he will not remain in London when he retires."I'm really happy here and enjoying London with my wife," he said."When I finish my career, I prefer to come back to my country. I prefer the place where I was born, that's normal. When I say London is a stressful city, I'm talking about the traffic and a lot of people. It's an incredible city."Morata, 25, has scored seven goals in 13 games since his club record £60m move from hometown club Real Madrid on a five-year deal in the summer