There was a combination of confusion and fury after Antonio Conte decision

There was a combination of confusion and fury after Antonio Conte decision

It is has been evident for a while now that Antonio Conte is not entirely content with the squad that he has at his disposal, but that's no excuse for our recent shortfalls.

Chelsea missed the chance to leapfrog Manchester United and move into second place in the Premier League table after being held to a goalless draw by 10-man Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

It is the first time in the club's history that they have played out three successive 0-0 results.

A second string Chelsea team were unable to break down Championship side Norwich at Carrow Road a week ago in their FA Cup third round tie. "We don't believe in signing a player just to sign a player. In the first half Leicester ran more than us", Conte said.

"I think we played with a lot of top players against Arsenal, and then again today against a very good team".

"We played with nearly the same players as against Arsenal". "I think a lot of our players were exhausted. We are not conceding, but we are not creating chances".

Meanwhile, Chelsea have now drawn their last three games 0-0, and Conte needs to find a solution for his misfiring team.

However, their comments have acquired more bite lately, beginning when Mourinho implied that Conte was a "clown" for his dramatic touchline celebrations, although he later claimed he was not referring specifically to the Italian.

More news: Google Duo Users can Make Calls to Smartphone Without Duo Installed
More news: Arizona State's Tra Holder injures shoulder, struggles in win
More news: Judge's Ruling Keeps Mulvaney in Place at CFPB

"To face all competitions is not simple".

Regardless of Chelsea's fitness problems, Conte's hopes of a strong start to 2018 have also been hampered by their lack of cutting edge.

And Spanish striker Alvaro Morata's dip in form continued as he failed to even register a shot on goal.

Currently, Chelsea rely heavily on one system to beat teams - their 3-5-2.

"But we haven't had great quality in our finishing".

He then turned provider for Manuel Lanzini, his strike partner netting twice in five minutes to take the game away from their hosts.

In the other Premier League games on Saturday, Crystal Palace edged past Burnley 1-0, thanks to a first half goal by Bakary Sako.

The England International was replaced in the 33rd minute by Andreas Christensen after Cahill was brought down after chasing the ball alongside fellow England teammate Jamie Vardy.

Related Articles

  • Plane skids off runway on Black Sea coast in Turkey

    Plane skids off runway on Black Sea coast in Turkey

    The cause of the incident was not known but an investigation is under way, the Trabzon governor's office said. According to Turkish reports, the weather conditions at the time of landing featured light rain and fog.
    Chevy Silverado drops 450 pounds for its debut in Detroit

    Chevy Silverado drops 450 pounds for its debut in Detroit

    Remarkably, it's also lighter, weighing 450 pounds (204 kg) less than today's truck when comparing crew cab V-8 models. The new truck is just under 2 inches longer than the old one for more space in the cargo bed and a roomier interior.

    Manchester United v Stoke City

    Manchester United play quite defensively, but a host of good attacking talent could increase Ozil's chances of points. Sanchez played under Guardiola for one season while the pair worked together at European giants Barcelona .
  • Tottenham's Son Heung-min scores 11th goal of season

    Tottenham's Son Heung-min scores 11th goal of season

    While Spurs maintained their recent surge in form, Everton slumped to their heaviest defeat under new manager Sam Allardyce . Apart from Wayne Rooney having a header ruled out for offside, at no stage did they ever look capable of doing something.
    Canadiens' Danault leaves on stretcher after taking Chara slap shot to head

    Canadiens' Danault leaves on stretcher after taking Chara slap shot to head

    He was moving and appeared to be speaking to medical staff before he left the ice, to an ovation from the Bell Centre crowd. The Canadiens and Bruins both went on to make the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, each losing in the first round.
    Vikings take Bradford off IR for playoffs; 4th QB on roster

    Vikings take Bradford off IR for playoffs; 4th QB on roster

    Sources told the Star Tribune on Friday that Teddy Bridgewater is expected to be backup to quarterback to Case Keenum on Sunday. Bradford was placed on the IR on November 8 after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to clean his left knee.
  • As Ravichandran Ashwin Wreaks South Africa, Twitter Celebrates

    As Ravichandran Ashwin Wreaks South Africa, Twitter Celebrates

    The other change was wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, who was ruled out due to a strain, and Parthiv Patel was included is his place. By tea , he had hit six fours and played the lead role in an unbroken partnership of 52 with Murali Vijay, who was 31 not out.
    President Trump's Own Words Revive Debate Over Whether He's Racist

    President Trump's Own Words Revive Debate Over Whether He's Racist

    US Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez called Trump "a racist who does not share the values enshrined in our Constitution". Perry said she believed presidents should be subject to a raft of tests to establish they are fit to serve.
    Do You Have MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) In Your Portfolio?

    Do You Have MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) In Your Portfolio?

    After $2.72 actual EPS reported by The Boeing Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.51% EPS growth. Shamrock Asset Management Llc owns 26,664 shares or 0.22% of their U.S. portfolio. 10,038 are held by Cohen Capital.
  • Rafa Benitez delivers major update on January transfers

    Rafa Benitez delivers major update on January transfers

    Newcastle United's hopes of having a successful January have been hit by a transfer "stand-off", according to a report . We have to think we will do something before January 31, and I have made it clear we need some help.
    Makar Sankranti 2018: Interesting facts about India's Harvest Festival and Puja timings

    Makar Sankranti 2018: Interesting facts about India's Harvest Festival and Puja timings

    People in North India celebrate the day with Khichri, while in Tamil Nadu, Sankranti is known by the name of "Pongal". It is a day to show our gratitude to the farmers who play an important role in growing the food we eat.
    Man City boss Guardiola breaks another Premier League record with top award

    Man City boss Guardiola breaks another Premier League record with top award

    City were a goal ahead when Mane caught Ederson in the face with a raised boot, but Mohamed Salah was tormenting Otamendi. Bournemouth host Arsenal and Liverpool welcome Manchester City to Anfield in what should be a fantastic Sunday of soccer.