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Chelsea had a difficult game against Leicester City today, and the Blues could only get a draw from the encounter.

The game ended goalless much to the frustration of the fans, and Chelsea were totally dominated in the first half.

Conte opted to take off key players Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard as early as the 58th minute, and the Chelsea manager has revealed the reason for his action.

He said: “I saw them very tired. 

He also revealed that his entire team was tired due to the tight fixture schedule.

The Chelsea boss said: “I think that honestly that to find an excuse or alibi we paid a lot for the Arsenal game. To play Wednesday night and then against a really good team after only two days and a half.

“It was almost the same team against Arsenal. That was my plan. I saw a lot of players very tired. We suffered a lot in the first half in the start of the second half. The fresh energy changed the game and we created chances to score. We tried to win the game. At the end the result was fair.”

Conte has now vowed to rotate his team more as he added: “I think I am doing rotation. Against Norwich I made nine changes, Arsenal ten and I thought the same players would be okay to recover. This period, to face all competition is not simple otherwise you have to take the risk.”

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  1. @Chelsea needs needs no new attacker
    combination of WILLIAN, PEDRO, HAZARD and MOSES were ones the deadly attacking force, utilizing and converting counter attacks. but now, the coaches drops players who ar mobile and ready to play on d bench. smh
    starting up BAKAYOKO and Fabrigas ahead alongside Hazard? in no matter of time, Hazzard will lose focus and form with this crazy combination. if i do say so myself.
    #my club doesnt need players, its the coach who needs more dotors.
    #marge back the attacking force that won the league for us, put it to test against ManCITY then prove me wrong. share the halves within Batchuayi and Morata #regardlessly.

  2. ndima ekpa king-diddy | January 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm |

    the blues army always proof their worth and am very comfortable with their perfomance cos they played 3 matches on the roll in a short notice, i do do appreciate their performance. Go Go chelsea

  3. I will like Chelsea to sign mahrez as a left winger then,hazard at the right.

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