Chelsea manager Antonio Conte spoke after the goalless draw against Leicester City at home.
The Italian manager said: “I think to find an excuse or alibi, today we paid for our effort against Arsenal,”
“To play on Wednesday and then against a really good, physical team like Leicester, after only two days, is tough. We played with almost the same players as we did against Arsenal”.
‘”My plan was to play with one team against Norwich and then these last two games with the same team. I saw a lot of players who were very tired”.
Willian and Pedro came off the bench to replace Fabregas and Hazard earlier in the second half: “We suffered a lot in the first half and at the start of the second half” said Conte.
“When I decided to put on fresh energy the game changed. We tried to create chances to score without suffering defensively and win the game, but in the end I think the result was fair.”