CONTE UNHAPPY WITH FA CUP REPLAY

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Chelsea played out a 0-0 draw with Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday in the FA Cup third round fixture.

The game was a disappointing one as chances were hard to come by, and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed his unhappiness with having to play a replay of the fixture, with Chelsea having a busy fixture schedule already.

“For sure there is a bit of disappointment because to have another match in a schedule so busy is not easy, is not simple, but we tried to win the game,” said the Chelsea manager. “We knew very well before we played tonight the game would be very tough. When you play this trophy, especially away, it’s very difficult.

“The game was very tough, especially in the first half. We had difficulty offensively, we were poor. In the second half we tried to improve and created chances to score. At the end I think Norwich deserve a replay at Stamford Bridge. They defended very well, showed they were well organised. I must be pleased with the commitment for my players.

“It’s a pity because we wanted to win the game, instead we have to play another game.”

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