Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reckons the Blues deserved to win at Goodison Park today, a crucial win for their title race:
“A good win. Everton are a strong team and they prepared the game well, so we must be pleased,” the Italian coach told Sky Sports.
Pedro’s goal, the 1-0 for Chelsea, arrived only with 24 minutes to go, but for Conte was just the right award for his guys’ effort:
“We had a lot of patience for the right moment to hit, and we deserved the win.
“In this type of game it’s easy to lose your head, lose your balance. For this reason at half-time I told them to be calm and to stay in the game.
“We scored an amazing goal with Pedro, then the second and third, but it was not so easy. This gives us lots of confidence. Now it is important to prepare the final rush.
“If in the next game against Middlesbrough you don’t win you lose this victory. We must look step by step.”