Chelsea manager Antonio Conte explained reasons behind his decision to take off Willian and Tiemoue Bakayoko earlier in the second half. The Spanish winger scored a vital goal in yesterday’s 1-2 win over the Foxes at King Power Stadium.
About Willian, Conte said: “He was very tired, he played a fantastic game with and without the game. He is in a fantastic physical condition. I am very pleased with him, but we decided to take this decision”.
“The same for [Andreas] Christensen. After the Barcelona game we spent a lot of energy and played 120 minutes tonight.”
And about Bakayoko: “Baka got a yellow card, and we are talking about a player with great physicality. In a game like this, you have to prevent a second yellow card. For this reason, I decided to change him.”