READ WHAT CONTE HAS TO SAY ABOUT CHELSEA’S PERFORMANCE AGAINST ATLETICO

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Chelsea came back from a goal down to take all three points at Atletico Madrid, and the team put in a great fight and spirit in the game.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was delighted with the performance of his players and admitted that Chelsea deserve the three points.

Speaking after the game, Conte said: “A good performance of my players, I am very happy and we must be happy with the right spirit we showed.

“Despite we went 1-0 down and it is very difficult when Atletico score to come back. I think we deserved to win, we played with the right personality. We deserved to win but now for us it is important to rest and recover very well.”

The manager then cast his mind on Saturday’s game against Manchester City as he bemoaned the fact that Chelsea will have less time to prepare for the game.

“We don’t have a lot of time,” Conte said. “We are a bit penalised, it is important to take this decision for the team. Manchester City were yesterday at home, we were tonight away.

“We arrive in London in around 4am. To have only one day is not right as there is the international break, there aren’t other fixtures. I am surprised that we play the big game on Saturday and not Sunday. This is the truth.

“But we want to be ready and we want to face this game. Manchester City are a really strong team. They are scoring a lot of goals. It is very important in the league, someone must analyse the situation.”

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.