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Moses, others were prepared to fight at Stoke - Conte

EPL By: Collins Udeme | 19/03/2017

Moses, others were prepared to fight at Stoke - Conte

From his celebration immediately after the winning goal and then the final whistle against Stoke, it was clear Antonio Conte was delighted warriors in Nigeria's Victor Moses and his Chelsea team-mates yet again found the way to victory.

A visit to Stoke’s was another major test for Conte's men but it was one Moses and his troops passed when Gary Cahill scored late on to make up for conceding the penalty that had levelled up Willian’s free-kick opener.

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A delighted Conte in a post match conference said: "For sure this is an important win. It is not easy at this point in the season to come here and play Stoke, a strong team with good quality and good tactical organisation, but we showed from the start to the end a great will to win and I am very pleased for this.

"My players were prepared to fight for this game because it was not easy. We have played two games away against West Ham and Stoke and to win both is very important at this part of the season." Conte told the Blues' official website

Even the absence of Eden Hazard with a muscle problem did not ultimately thwart Chelsea, whose relentless consistency has been extraordinary.

The last time Hazard had missed a Premier League game was away at Sunderland in December where Chelsea without the Belgian delivered three points. The Blues are 13 points clear ahead of title rivals playing on Sunday.