Following Chelsea’s 3-0 FA Cup fourth round win over Newcastle United today, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has hailed the performance of the team.
“I think it was a good performance,” Conte said.
“It wasn’t easy because Newcastle prepared a very defensive game with a lot of players on the edge of the box and the three midfielders deep. It was very important to score the first goal. Pedro and Hazard created a fantastic chance with their ability and Michy scored.
“After the goal the situation was more simple, we controlled the game and didn’t risk to concede a goal.
“It wasn’t easy. When the draw faces you against another Premier League team it isn’t easy. You can see with Liverpool’s game and Spurs’ game this competition is tough.”