Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Antonio Conte unhappy with low goal return of Chelsea attackers

Swansea City 0 Chelsea 1 Blues keep Champions League ambitions alive Cesc Fabregas 50th Premier League goal was enough to hand Chelsea all three points against a limited Swansea
| 30 April, 2018, 11:58

Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) - He was everywhere in midfield: constantly linking-up with Olivier Giroud and finding space out wide to deliver unsafe crosses, as well as fulfilling his defensive duties. The Blues are two points behind fourth place Spurs, who've played one less than Chelsea.

The 30-year-old scored the only goal at Swansea City on Saturday to keep Chelsea in the hunt for a top-four finish after Liverpool drew at home with Stoke City earlier in the day. After such a tiresome first half performance from Swansea, in the final moments of the game the Swans began to fight.

With an nearly flawless finish to their league campaign needed to overtake either Tottenham or Liverpool, Chelsea will need the former Footballer of the Year to remain as dependable and decisive as he was here.

He told Match of the Day: "It's a massive three points for us".

"Our top scorer has scored only 12 goals", Conte said after claiming his 50th Premier League victory.

The win will give renewed hope to Chelsea in their quest to finish in the top four, with rivals Liverpool next up at Stamford Bridge next Sunday.

Tottenham play their game in hand against Watford on Monday.


As the Spaniard gave Chelsea the lead inside three minutes, Swansea failed to retaliate, and the chances continued to fall to those in blue.

"We're just doing everything we can at our end".

With results elsewhere in the Premier League putting the pressure on the home side, Carlos Carvalhal had to upset the odds to ease the pressure on his team, as we approach the finale of throes of the season.

"We have had to dig in in certain moments and we are ready to do that".

Huddersfield isn't out of danger yet, sitting three points above Southampton after being beaten 2-0 by Everton, whose goals came from Cenk Tosun and Idrissa Gueye. "We will do our job", he explained.

In his debut season with the Blues, Conte lifted the Premier League title with the help of marksman Diego Costa, who scored 20 league goals, which left him fourth in the race for the 2016/17 Golden Boot. It was already a long shot (four-point deficit to make up, having already played one more game), thus a scoreless draw with Brighton leaves Sean Dyche's men three points behind the Gunners with only two games left to play (Arsenal have four).

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