Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images

Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images

After a first-half where Tottenham were clearly the better side, Chelsea looked a different team in the second-half, and gave Tottenham a dose of what they received in the first-half, and even more.

After the game, Conte spoke about the importance of the half-time team talk that he had with his players.

The Chelsea manager said: “I always speak with my players at half-time because it’s right to see the good and bad things we are doing. Sometimes it can happen that the opponent starts better than you but we are talking about Spurs, not a team at the bottom of the table. Last season they fought to win the title and they’ve improved their squad a lot.

“We must be pleased because this type of game isn’t easy. We are a different team compared to the team which lost at Arsenal and Liverpool. We are another team and I’m pleased about this, I’m pleased for the players. We’re working a lot and they enjoy this type of football. It’s normal in this type of game you cannot dominate the whole game. Today we won and I’m pleased because it wasn’t easy.

“This game was right, the behaviour of the players and fans. There was a fantastic atmosphere and I know about this type of football in England.” Said Conte.

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