Eden Hazard’s brace and a goal from Victor Moses helped Chelsea beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Monday. The win ensured that the Antonio Conte-side moved back above Tottenham Hotspur into fourth and are now just one point behind third-placed Liverpool in EPL points table, which is led by Manchester City.
Happy with the three points, Conte said, “We must be satisfied to win the game and get the three points. I think we can play better, with more confidence, and after two bad defeats our confidence went down. We started the game with a bit of difficulty but after we scored we controlled the game and created many chances.”
“To get three points, show the will to fight and keep another clean sheet was important and we must continue in this way,” said Conte, according to www.chelseafc.com.
Pleased with Olivier Giroud’s performance in the game, Conte said, “We must be pleased with Giroud’s performance, as it was the first time he played from the start with us. For sure, he needs to improve to go into our idea of football but to have a point of reference, like Olivier, is very important.”
“We must be pleased because on the same night we found Alvaro Morata who played very well in the last 30 minutes, with great personality and spirit. Now we need these two players to find the best physical condition,” the coach added.
Conte also praised Andreas Christensen, who was withdrawn for the final 10 minutes. “We are talking about a player who is only 21. He is showing great maturity, calmness and great personality. He’s been performing well from the start of the season. Defensively he’s very good, he needs to improve with the ball, to find solutions with the ball, he has the right potential to do this but we are talking about a player who is only 21. For me, he has a brilliant future.”