Antonio Conte’s decision to substitute David Luiz early in the second half didn’t go down well with Luiz and the Chelsea faithful as the Brazilian was having a good game against Roma.
When asked why Luiz was substituted early in the second half, Conte said: “After the first half the doctor told me David Luiz had a pain in his calf, and the same for Bakayoko in his groin.
“It was a good decision to try to protect him. In this moment it’s very important to protect the players.
“We must realise we had three important players out, Kante, Drinkwater and Moses, and this gives us problems, but I am not looking for excuses now.
“I tried an extra defender to protect more the team, but in terms of the style and system I want to see, it must always be the same.”