Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have the obligation to win every game with or without a squad rotation. The Italian manager responded to questions regarding his decision to keep Eden Hazard, Victor Moses and Gary Cahill on the bench for Premier League clash against Huddersfield. When asked if the rotation was due to the upcoming FA Cup final at Wembley, Conte said: “No, absolutely not. I did the rotation also against Burnley. To make rotation, it means playing with players like Morata, Willian and Christensen, players who usually are in the line-up from the start”.
“It’s stupid if we think rotation was a problem. We are Chelsea. We have a big squad and players who can play the whole game, but they must win. At Burnley we won the rotation was good. We spent a lot of energy against Liverpool. People said that line-up was not good, but we won. This is football.”