Photo: official Chelsea website

Photo: official Chelsea website

Chelsea won a hard-fought victory at the Riverside Stadium today, and while the win took us to the top of the table, it wasn’t in any way easy. However, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was pleased with the win and the way the team won, though he admitted that we suffered for it.

“I’m pleased because we won a game in a different way if you compare it to our past five games,” Conte explained after the game.

“We won only 1-0 against a strong team with good organisation. At the moment we had to suffer, we suffered, but we never lost our compactness. It’s very good.

“We created chances to score the second goal, and it’s important to score the second goal and kill the game, because anything can happen until the end in this league, and above all today. When you are winning only 1-0 you have to pay attention until the end, because Middlesbrough could have got a draw, like against City.” The Chelsea manager said.

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