Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has pointed out the reason why he decided to play Fabregas and Kante in midfield, rather than Nemanja Matic.
“Swansea play very, very compact, – Conte told the club’s official website – Probably in this game it was difficult to find the space to play between the lines. I’m very happy, for Cesc, but also Nemanja. When I called him to play off the bench, he played really well. N’Golo is playing fantastic. This is why we are top of the league – all my players are playing very, very well”.
“For me, it’s always difficult to make these decisions. But I have to do this. Sometimes I make a mistake, but I try to do the best for the team because I want to win”.
Then Conte added: “Against Swansea I decided to start with Cesc, but don’t forget Matic is playing a fantastic championship, Kante the same. We must continue in this way. Our target is more important than a single player.”