FORMER CHELSEA MIDFIELDER DEFENDS CONTE’S TACTICS AGAINST MANCHESTER CITY

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Former Chelsea midfielder Vinnie Jones has defended Antonio Conte’s defensive tactics against Manchester City by insisting no one would have criticised Chelsea if they had come away with a point.

“If you go up there, it’s a fortress at Manchester City, the way they are playing – they are invincible at the moment,” Jones told talkSPORT.

“You get five at the back, five in front of them, and try and nick something.

“If they [Chelsea] had come away with a point, I think everybody would have said ‘they’ve done well’.

“But, I know what you’re saying; the way they played was brutal to watch.

“I saw them at Watford a few weeks ago, and it was the same thing then.

“They were smashing balls up, but they’ve got to play the ball about.

“It was brutal to watch – I will say that – but if Chelsea had gone and nicked the draw and won a point, I think it would be a different discussion today.”

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