Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was full of praise when asked to give his own view on today’s clash against Brighton, in which the Premier League champions earned three points thanks to two second-half goals from Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso.
“It was a good performance, I saw the stats and today we shot 25 times, eight on target, we had 13 corners and a lot of possession, – said Conte – We dominated the game, like against Everton, but the difference today was we scored twice. We had many chances to improve the final result but I think I saw good intensity and great commitment from my players. We wanted to win and it’s very important to start the second part of the season with a win. We are doing a good job and we have to continue in this way”.
Cesar Azpilicueta provided an assist to Alvaro Morata as the Chelsea striker broke the deadlock after 46′ with a brilliant header. When asked about Azpilicueta’s display today, Conte added: “Azpi has to score also, not only assist, Azpi is a defender with good feet and there is this great link between him and Alvaro, it’s not the first time, I hope they continue in this way. Morata has to pay for not just one dinner but more for Azpi, if they invite me I want to go with them”.