Antonio Conte: Chelsea 'gave everything' in defeat to Manchester City

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Hazard was back at his brilliant best against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday as he helped the Blues run out 2-1 winners at the new Wanda Metropolitano in the Champions League.

"I think Eden, if he was able to play one game like the Atletico game, it means he's ready now to play with continuity", the Chelsea coach insisted.

"It was a simple tactical decision", Conte said. Last season he had an important season, he played very well, he performed as a top player.

"N'Golo Kante played an unbelievable game, but we are used to seeing that because he is a fantastic player", Conte said after Chelsea's win over Leicester.

As part of that, there will always be those players who just enjoy playing the game and then those who just enjoy it when they win, even if there is obviously a broad spectrum in between those two poles.

Indeed, the Spanish worldwide was spotted limping after the Champions League game.

Spain are likely to be without Alvaro Morata for their final World Cup qualifiers after he suffered an injury during Chelsea's 1-0 defeat to Manchester City. David Luiz will complete a three-match domestic suspension, so Andreas Christensen will start in defence.

Alvaro Morata is in red-hot form and will want to make a point returning to Madrid, but the man I'm going for to separate the game is Yannick Carrasco, who has scored in his last two. "For sure, he's a big loss". I don't think it's serious.

"Chelsea felt more comfortable than us and won the game deservedly", said Atletico coach Simeone.

Conte's past seven days have given us a huge insight into how much he trusts Morata compared to Batshuayi.

Morata managed to shake off that problem to lead Chelsea's attack once again against Man City on Saturday. I think after this transfer market they improved a lot.

"I have great respect for Pep", he added. "Today we gave everything".

"His decision making is good".

Chelsea have now completely recovered following a hard start to the season, but it's rarely been noted that they have been without their best player for this period.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump tax reform could hurt farmers
Oct 01, 2017 - 06:40
As the latest bid to repeal Obamacare fizzled in the Senate, Trump and Republican leaders rolled out the outline of a tax plan. America should be the single best country in the world to start and grow a business, because that's how jobs are created.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Morata limps off with injury versus Man City
Sep 30, 2017 - 23:59
Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of the evening kickoff after suffering a broken rib as a result of a auto crash in Amsterdam. Have fun with the game! "There are strong teams, but we're very happy because we're fighting for the Premier League too".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Presidents Cup: US takes early lead
Sep 30, 2017 - 18:20
It is standard procedure for the Presidents Cup to invite the occupant of the White House. On paper, this may have the makings of another tally in the win column for the U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US Personnel On the Ground In Puerto Rico Helping With Relief Efforts
Sep 30, 2017 - 15:19
Newark is also sending police, firefighters and emergency management personnel to Puerto Rico to help with relief efforts. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Trump's short-term waiver was not enough. "We will quickly act on that request", Ryan said.