Conte relaxed after rotation risk works out well for Chelsea

31 December, 2017, 06:53 | Author: Virgil Todd
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This would have no doubt eased the pressure surrounding manager Mark Hughes but he'll know how hard it will be to snatch anything away at Chelsea on Saturday.

Antonio Conte has described Chelsea's 5-0 thrashing of Stoke City on Saturday as the ideal finish to a "great year" for the club.

Chelsea will all but certainly leapfrog Manchester United in the Premier League standings, at least until United's game against Southampton later.

Antonio Conte believes that Chelsea's 5-0 thrashing of Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday "finished a great year for us".

The Blues won the title in May and also reached the FA Cup final in a glorious first season at Chelsea for the former Italy coach.

But this season so far has been probably the worst of Sparky's 4.5-year stint in the Potteries (incidentally, that's the 11th longest tenure among the 92 clubs of the Premier League and the Football League).

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"This year was a fantastic year because to win the title in England is not easy".

Danny Drinkwater is expected to come in for Tiemoue Bakayoko, with N'golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas holding onto their place in midfield and Eden Hazard and top their top goalscorer Alvaro Morata will likely lead the line for Antonio Conte's men once again. We must go game by game.

"There are many competitions and we must be very proud to play every game". But they bounced back from the latter with a routine 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend, and will be hoping to repeat their 4-0 win against the Potters earlier this season.

If there's one Chelsea player who Stoke will focus on more than the rest, it's No.9 Alvaro Morata. "We've scored less, but we've conceded less, too". "I am very happy to work with them and for sure the club is trying to do its best in the transfer market to improve the squad and our numerical aspect". "We will do our best to finish as high as we can this season".

"We might have Erik Pieters as well so the landscape of Monday's game changes completely for us hopefully".


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