CONTE EXPLAINS WHY HE PLAYED MORATA AND GIROUD TOGETHER AGAINST BURNLEY

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte opted to start Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata together in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Burnley on Thursday.

When asked to explain his decision to start both strikers, Conte said: “Our target… the first target was to bring more players into the box.

“Sometimes, when we play with only one striker and two No10s, we have difficulty getting into the box and becoming more dangerous when we have Marcos or Emerson crossing into the box, because we only have one or two players at most in the box.

“With two strikers, you fill the box better. You have the possibility to hold the ball better than a player with other characteristics. In my past, I always played with two strikers.

“Then, when you arrive in a new club, you have to adapt yourself to the players you have and try and find the best solution for your team. It happened, this, in Chelsea.

“But I like a lot to play with two strikers and my past speaks of that very well. Because, often, a lot of times, I played with two strikers with different characteristics. But with two strikers.”

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