CONTE REVEALS THE INSTRUCTION HE GAVE THE TEAM AT HALF-TIME

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Chelsea dominated the first-half against Swansea, and despite such a dominant display, Swansea drew level just before halftime, through a powerful Llorente header.

The Blues came out in the second-half trying to break down a resilient Swansea defence, which they eventually did with goals from Pedro and Diego Costa.

Antonio Conte’s half-time team talk must have worked, as he told the team that they have been playing well and should keep it up.

He said: “I told them we are playing very well, we are dominating the game, we are creating chances, but it’s 1-1. We don’t deserve it but it’s the reality. So go to the second half and push because we need to win.

“They did this. We started the second half and Hazard did a great combination with Costa and Fabianski made a great save, then Fabregas hit the crossbar, then we scored the goal.

“After the first half it was a bit frustrating for us to be drawing. But in this situation, when the tension starts to increase, it’s important to see the right answer of my players. Today I saw a lot of right answers from my players.”

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