Conte reacts to Brighton win: We were luckier last season

Date published: Tuesday 26th December 2017 7:37

Antonio Conte reckons Chelsea have had to do without luck in some matches this season following their 2-0 victory over Brighton in the Premier League.

Goals from Alvaro Morata and Marcus Alonso gave the Blues the three points against Chris Hughton’s side and moved them to within one point of Manchester United, who occupy second place in the league.

And Conte was happy to have Morata back in the side following his suspension as the Blues impressed in the second half.

“In the first half we had the right chances to score but didn’t take them,” said Conte. “For this reason it becomes difficult because you’re opponent stays with 10 players behind the ball.

“In the second half we settled very well and created many chances. It was a good performance with good intensity.

“It’s the same performance against Everton – against Everton we showed 25 times we had shots on goal but today we scored twice. We are in a good moment of form and just continue this way.

“Morata is our number nine and is important. Today he played a good game with and without the ball, his commitment was great. But I’m happy with the commitment of all my players.

“This season is different to last season. Last season a lot of times we won games and were a bit lucky – like against West Brom here, Sunderland. This season sometimes we could have more luck.

“We have great respect for Manchester City because they are doing an extraordinary thing.”

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