Ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League game against Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed the game against Southampton will be a difficult one for Chelsea because Southampton are a good team.
“For sure tomorrow the game will be very difficult for us because Southampton are a really good team, they have young players with a great future,” Conte said.
“I would prefer Southampton to have won their game against Leicester than lose in that way at home. I heard the post-match interview from Pellegrino and we must pay great attention.
“They are very fast and play well on the counter attack with (Charlie) Austin, (Nathan) Redmond and (Dusan) Tadic. They have a lot of good players, (Shane) Long and (Sofiane) Boufal as well.
“My expectation is for us to suffer, I have this sensation, so we must pay great attention.
“When you play after a bad defeat, especially at home, there is great attention of the coach and the club because they don’t want to continue a bad run. They want to give a good answer against a strong team like Chelsea.”