Antonio Conte Pleased With Eden Hazard's Performance As A Striker

Nov 29, 2017, 01:01
Antonio Conte Pleased With Eden Hazard's Performance As A Striker

'It is of great importance to have this type of figure work for Chelsea in the academy, to develop the young players.

Although Chelsea managed to salvage a draw in their last game against Liverpool, they now face a run of fixtures they should be winning.

Chelsea paid £34 million to re-sign Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain previous year and the defender became a key part of Conte's 3-4-3 system which helped the team win the Premier League title.

The Italian addressed the press on Tuesday on the eve of his team's showdown with Swansea City in the Premier League, and questions about the futures of Courtois, Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were all on the agenda for Conte.

Conte pointed out that Chelsea had some difficulties at the start of the campaign in terms of injuries but admits the way Manchester City have gone about their business has been extraordinary until now. If you leave them out of the table there is Manchester United and we are three points behind.

"We have to look at ourselves and not the others".

Real Madrid are eyeing up a January move for Chelsea defender David Luiz after the Brazilian's fall out with Antonio Conte, as per a report from Matt Law and Jason Burt of The Telegraph.

'Otherwise I don't protect them. Swansea arrive at the Bridge low on confidence, without their best player and needing a win to help delay manager Paul Clements day of execution.

"I only ask for one thing - to have all my players available, because in our squad there are 16 senior players and I trust them", he said. "Now our target must be to see the team that is before us".

"The start of this season was full of trouble with Eden because he had an injury with the national team and we started the season without him", he told reporters.

"We have to try to do our best".

"We must be focused to go game by game and go with my players to take as many points as possible, to try to reduce this gap on Manchester United and then we have to try to do this with Manchester City".