CONTE DOESN’T WANT A REPEAT OF WHAT HAPPENED AGAINST ROMA

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Chelsea lost our last Champions League game against Italian giants, Roma. The Blues were in disarray and lost woefully at the Stadio Olimpico, as the 3-0 loss made Chelsea lose its spot at the top of the table.

As Chelsea prepare to play Qarabag in a must win game on Wednesday, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has said that he doesn’t want a repeat of the performance he saw against Roma. Although Chelsea have won two games after that, the defeat still lingers in Conte’s mind.

He told the media after the win against West Brom: “I must be honest, these players always show great desire and will to fight in every game.

“Against Roma, together we didn’t show this – me first. I always put myself before the players and I always take the responsibility.

“In Rome we didn’t deserve to finish the first half 2-0 down, but the second half was negative because we didn’t show the desire to come back to try to draw it or win.

“But I think this season, we faced a lot of problems from the start and now we are trying to solve these problems, to recall players, to find the right form for players like, for example, Eden and it is the same for Morata who is playing his first season in England.

“Then Kante is recovering good form and we know very well the importance of these players for us. We had a lot of problems and also we are trying to change something in the tactical aspect and to find different solutions, because when you are conceding many goals, it means you have to find a new balance.”

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