Conte hails ‘incredible’ response to injuries and bans

Date published: Saturday 20th January 2018 3:18

Antonio Conte was pleased with Chelsea’s “incredible” response to injuries and suspensions in their 4-0 victory over Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Two goals from Eden Hazard and one each from Willian and Victor Moses secured the points against the Seagulls to go level on points with Manchester United ahead of their trip to Burnley.

“It was an important performance,” Conte said. “We started very well and scored quickly, with good combinations. We started with a lot of worries, for injuries and suspensions, but the response of the team was incredible. I am very happy for this. Another clean sheet.

“Today it was a really good performance of the team. We moved the ball quickly, we tried to find the players between the lines, to have good combinations. I saw important things. Now we have to continue.”

On Andreas Christensen’s head injury: “For Andreas it was a simple concussion. The referee asked him, no? This substitution. But honestly the player did not want to come off. When you have another player like David Luiz, yeah, I decided to make a change. The player is OK. He is available for the next game, for the next training

“[Thibaut] Courtois, we have to check his situation. He had a kick on his ankle. For today he wasn’t available, but Willy Caballero played a really good game. I’m happy for him.”


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