It ends all square…
What a game!
It ends all square…
What a game!
David Luiz celebrates his goal this evening.
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Marcos Alonso says Chelsea cannot afford to lose any more games if they are to retain the Premier League title.
Alonso: “We’ve lost a lot of points already. We cannot lose any more games. It’ll obviously be very hard. There are teams playing very good football and there so many games still to come. So we have to think game by game. We will focus now on the Champions League, and an important game, and then have time to get ready for Watford and the Premier League (on Saturday).”
The Blues, who play Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday night, lost 2-1 at bottom club Crystal Palace last Saturday. It was a second successive defeat following the 1-0 loss to Manchester City and left Chelsea nine points adrift of the leaders after eight games.
“We have got many international players here who were
away. And there are people who came back at different times in the week,
which isn’t ideal for the manager I’m sure, but that’s part and parcel.
We need to be ready, we need to be more lively than that, and with the
basics, second balls, things like that, we were missing out on. It’s
“It was a good start from them, and bad start from our
point of view, but we have got enough experience in there. We went 1-0
down and that’s not the end of the world. We got back into it and from
then on we should have gone to second and third gear. We could have
settled the game down but we never did. Conceding on the stroke of
half-time is the worst time to concede.”
“We tried to put pressure on and commit bodies forward,
and we had our spells, but chances wise it was few and far between. It
was a frustrating day.”
“At this moment in time we are not having the best of
luck with injuries. We are in a difficult moment in terms of missing
players. It’s not a huge squad and that plays a part, but nevertheless
we have got enough out there to produce a much better performance than
what we did. The effort was there but the quality? We can definitely do
better than that.”
“We are massively disappointed first and foremost with
the result but also the quality of the performance we put in. We need to
do more. The best thing when you have a performance like that is to
play as soon as possible. We have got an important game coming up
midweek and we know we can do better.”
-Gary Cahill; Source: Chelsea FC
Antonio Conte admitted he will find it ‘very difficult’ to sleep after Chelsea’s shock defeat by Crystal Palace and highlighted concerns over the squad at his disposal. The Italian hinted his frustration at their lack of depth after seeing his side struggle against the Premier League’s bottom club, who broke a seven-game losing streak at Selhurst Park.
Conte: ‘You know I don’t like to lose. Imagine when you lose two games in a row. For sure, my soul today is bad. For sure, it will be very difficult for me to sleep. I think we must have the same sensation, me and my players, to change things in the next game and be positive. It was a difficult game for us. When you play against Crystal Palace away, you have to start with more personality, otherwise you allow your opponent to take confidence.’
Chelsea’s hamstring curse has struck again with Victor Moses set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines as their injury crisis deepens. Moses became the third Chelsea player in just two weeks to suffer a hamstring injury when he hobbled off during their 2-1 loss at Crystal Palace – striker Alvaro Morata and midfielder N’Golo Kante sustained similar injuries in recent games.
Antonio Conte admits Chelsea are going through a “difficult moment” after the Premier League champions crashed to a shock 2-1 defeat at lowly Crystal Palace. The loss left Conte’s side nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City and the pain was compounded by a hamstring injury to Victor Moses that will rule the wing-back out of Wednesday’s Champions League meeting with Roma.
Conte: “I think, in this moment, for us it’s a very difficult moment. When you start a game without Morata and without Kante, it’s not simple. Above all if, during the game, another important player in your team has an injury too like Victor Moses. I hope to have him back very soon because this moment is very difficult for us. To lose three or four players, it’s a big problem for us.”
“But, despite this, we have to find the will to fight. We want to try and be competitive in all competitions, but it won’t be easy. I think the situation is very clear and everyone can see that situation. I repeat: my job is to be focused on my work with my players, and to try and do our best. Now, I repeat, for sure it’s not an easy moment for us. But I think that, in this moment, it’s important to find a solution. Don’t look for excuses. Through work, find a solution.”
“You know I don’t like to lose. Imagine when you lose two games in a row. For sure, my soul today is bad. For sure, it will be very difficult for me to sleep. But I think we must have the same sensation, me and my players, to change things in the next game and be positive.”
Charly Musonda latest on instagram. The kid believes he deserves more of a chance, and so do I. The 20-year-old has been hailed as one of the brightest prospects at the club but has found game time limited under Antonio Conte. Having spent time at Real Betis on loan, the Belgian returned to west London hoping for more chances to impress, with Conte promising him reward if he worked hard, but thus far such opportunities have been few and far between.
Oh he should be given game time over Willian, for sure. We’ve seen the good and the bad side of the loan system, someone who’s extremely happy – Christensen, playing so well and so humble. Then there’s this side of the youth system, the unhappy ones (not blaming Musonda at all here don’t get me wrong). Though since the Forest game he played, we’ve played Stoke away, Atletico and City, I’m not sure which game he thinks he should have started given we were playing 3-5-2? Fairs talk about it to the staff, bit unprofessional dramatising this on social media, no idea where this leaves him in terms of the team, hopefully everyone can move on and he can start over Willian when appropriate. Regardless. The problem stems way deeper than what people are commenting and talking about though, the problem lies in the fact there is immense pressure on managers to deliver, or face the sack, but how can managers integrate youth into /their/ team the way the managers want to play and allow the youth to grow and play their style when we’re changing managers every two years? Conte’s already slowly integrating Christensen into the team (yes perhaps due to other’s red cards but he’s shining during these opportunities). Does he really expect to start in 3-5-2 over Eden Hazard? Now that Kante is injured though, expect we’ll go back to 3-4-3.
Bakayoko’s first Premier League goal