EPL: Conte reveals details of how Kante fainted during Chelsea training

EPL: Conte reveals details of how Kante fainted during Chelsea training

EPL: Conte reveals details of how Kante fainted during Chelsea training

Hazard went public with his frustrations at being used in a central attacking role after the first leg and, again, in the wake of the meek 1-0 defeat at Manchester City, suggesting it was not a best use of his qualities, and he was impressive on the left on Saturday as Olivier Giroud led the line.

"We have to regret the games against Bournemouth, Watford, (Manchester) United".

The veteran feels that Chelsea can not waste opportunities like they did against Crystal Palace and will have to bring their best game to oust the unbeaten Barcelona.

The forward was unhappy at starting as a "false nine" against Manchester City last Sunday, saying: "For me personally, it's hard to play a good game when you only touch the ball three times".

However, the Eagles are a very different proposition, with Conte explaining: "If I think it's right for the team to play this way, it's OK". I think that on Sunday he was well but, at the same time, it was right not to take a risk.

Following that loss, Eden Hazard raised eyebrows by saying he could have played for "three hours" and not touched the ball. "I wanted to keep him on the bench longer". "He's playing in a fantastic way but, I want to underline, not only with the ball - also without the ball". This is not my habit.

"When I came back to Turin, it was a meeting with Lippi and all the players, and he killed me". But he insisted the tactics were the same as against Barcelona, when Chelsea drew 1-1. Defensively, we were very good in both games.

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"We don't have this experience and you have to build this experience in the next years".

'I didn't see a lot of shots on goal from Manchester City, and this is very unusual. Usually when you play against Manchester City they shoot about 20 or 25 times every game.

"For sure, John Terry... we are talking about a player with great experience".

"N'Golo is fine", Conte added. But the tactics were the same against Barcelona and, against Barcelona, I didn't [hear] anyone complaining. But, I repeat, we have to improve. I did this once.

There's very little time to dwell on the victory, however, as Chelsea have an important Champions League encounter with Barcelona coming up on Wednesday.

Such a stat indicates the Brazilian is confident enough to take the game to Barcelona and try to put them on the back foot. "Then, after the game, we'll start to think about the Champions League game". During the break I did an interview.

"You just can't leave him out of the team", former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton told BT Sport after Chelsea's win over Palace. My stupid answer was, 'We are winning, but I'm not happy because I'm not enjoying the role the coach made a decision to give me'.

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