Chelsea manager Antonio Conte had to provide injury updates on Tiemoue Bakayoko and David Luiz, who was substituted early in the second half due to a problem on his calf.
“After the first half the doctor told me David Luiz had a pain in his calf, and the same for Bakayoko in his groin. – Conte told Chelsea’s official website speaking after the game against AS Roma – It was a good decision to try to protect him. In this moment it’s very important to protect the players”.
Conte underlined the absences of N’Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses: “We must realise we had three important players out and this gives us problems, but I am not looking for excuses now.”
“I tried an extra defender to protect more the team, but in terms of the style and system I want to see, it must always be the same”.