EPL: Antonio Conte relieved after Chelsea halt losing streak

Feb 14, 2018, 09:02 IST | AFP

Antonio Conte is relieved to have options again up front in Olivier Giroud and fit-again Alvaro Morata ahead of what the Italian says is a massive few weeks for Chelsea

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte is relieved to have options again up front in Olivier Giroud and fit-again Alvaro Morata ahead of what the Italian says is a massive few weeks for Chelsea. Giroud's touch set up Eden Hazard for the opening goal as Chelsea rolled over West Brom 3-0 on Monday.

It moved them back into the Premier League top four and eased the mounting pressure on Conte following shock defeats to Bournemouth and Watford in their previous two outings. "We must be pleased for the Giroud performance," Conte said of the Frenchman, who was replaced by Morata.

Chelsea players celebrate a goal against West Brom during an English Premier League encounter on Monday. Pic/AFP
Chelsea players celebrate a goal against West Brom during an English Premier League encounter on Monday. Pic/AFP

"(It) was the first time to play from the start with us. For sure he needs to improve to go into our way of football, but to have a point of reference like Olivier is very important. We must be pleased because in the same night we gt back Morata. "I think he played very well in the last 30 minutes with great personality, and spirit," Conte added.

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