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Conte explains the draw against Leicester City - FCNaija

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/01/2018

Antonio Conte has explained the 0-0 draw against Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday at the Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea has drawn three consecutive games after his players failed to take their chances in front of goal, the Champions created 17 chances against Leicester but surprisingly they failed to convert any of the attempts.

Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi have been the major culprits, they both squandered a lot of opportunities to give Chelsea the desired goal in their last few games but Conte has refused to blame the duo for Chelsea bad run of form.

Asked about his side’s lack of goals recently, he said: “I think the problem is for the team, not only for Morata, according to The Daily Star.

“Compared to last season we are conceding less and showing more solidity, but we haven’t had great quality in our finishing.

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“A lot of time defenders have had chances to score but didn’t take them.

“We have to try to improve in this aspect, but the problem is not just for Morata, or Batshuayi when he plays.

“We have to improve our quality in the last step.”

He also sighted that his side is yet to recover from the game against the goalless Arsenal in the semifinals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

He added: “I think to find an excuse or alibi, today we paid for our effort against Arsenal.

“To play on Wednesday and then against a really good, physical team like Leicester, after only two days, is tough. We played with almost the same players as we did against Arsenal.

“My plan was to play with one team against Norwich and then these last two games with the same team. I saw a lot of players who were very tired.

“We suffered a lot in the first half and at the start of the second half, when I decided to put on fresh energy the game changed.

“We tried to create chances to score without suffering defensively and win the game, but in the end, I think the result was fair.”