Antonio Conte Angered By Chelsea's Lack of Desire in First Half

Lynette Rowe
April 17, 2018

The Frenchman inspired a stunning late comeback which saw Chelsea score three goals in eight minutes to pile more misery on the relegation-threatened Saints.

The French global striker has largely struggled to make an impact since his deadline day move from Arsenal in January.

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Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud has said the club is not relenting in the chase for a top four and qualify for next season's Champions League after scoring his first brace for the club on Saturday.

It remains to be seen if he would be tempted by a return to the Stamford Bridge, though the chance to prove himself in the Premier League again, should Chelsea be unable to land their other top targets, will nearly certainly give him plenty to deliberate. Olivier we know very well, we are talking about global players. Play the games one by one and we've got maybe five or six finals to play. "When the momentum shifts against us we can't get a platform and wait until the momentum swings our way again".

Former Chelsea star Ryan Bertrand embarked on a dashing run at the left flank before cutting back to Tadic who scored from close range.

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Our first half wasn't good, in a lot of aspects, said Conte. In every game, we have to show great enthusiasm, great passion, great spirit and great desire to try to fight for these colours, this team and our fans. If you don't have something in your heart, it's very hard to win the game, but today I'm very happy with the second half, and very disappointed with the first.

Marcos Alonso was then lucky to escape a red card on the stroke of half-time for catching Long on the calf with a studs-first challenge. "It could've broken his leg".

"I thought they did that today, and against Arsenal". Ward-Prowse's deep free-kick was played towards the back post and Bednarek converted the delivery with a cushioned volley into the bottom-right corner.

Conte swiftly responded by hauling off the disappointing Alvaro Morata and Davide Zappacosta for Pedro Rodriguez and Giroud.

"I am at the best club in England in recent years because Chelsea have won more trophies than anyone else".

Chelsea almost leveled matters after 27 minutes but Alvaro Morata sent his header wide of the upright from close range.

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