EPL: We're fighting hard, but disappointed, says Chelsea's Azpilicueta

Updated: Feb 07, 2018, 12:38 IST | PA Sport

After being thrashed 1-4 by Watford, Chelsea's Azpilicueta says Blues players are giving it their best, but somehow the results are going against them

Chelsea players wear a dejected look after conceding a goal against Watford during their EPL match on Monday. Pic/Getty Images
Chelsea players wear a dejected look after conceding a goal against Watford during their EPL match on Monday. Pic/Getty Images

Cesar Azpilicueta insists he and his Chelsea teammates are not letting down under-fire manager Antonio Conte. The Blues were thrashed 4-1 at Watford on Monday night as pressure on Conte's position intensified. Eden Hazard looked to have rescued a point for the visitors, who had Tiemoue Bakayoko sent off in the first half, after Troy Deeney had put Watford ahead from the penalty spot.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

But the Hornets scored three in the last six minutes to wrap up a victory and leave Conte's future in the balance. But Azpilicueta declared after the game that the players were still fighting for their manager. Asked if he felt like the players were letting Conte down, the Spain international replied: "No. I think if you see the training sessions, we all fight hard.

Azpilicueta
Azpilicueta

We are the first to be disappointed with the way the last two games went. That's really hard. We are getting penalised in the bad moments we are having in the game. In this league, which is so tough, you get punished as soon as you drop a bit. We are here altogether. We are all disappointed with the result. "I know that there has been speculation all the time in the five to six years I have been here. As a player, what I want is to come back to training and to get into Monday's game, to get the three points."

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