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Antonio Conte Delighted With Opportunity to Rest Stars in Hull Clash as Blues Prepare for Barcelona

​Antonio Conte has praised his facet for the best way they carried out in opposition to Hull Metropolis on Friday night time within the FA Cup, however was fast to shift the main target to their crunch tie with Barcelona on Tuesday within the Champions League.

Chelsea hit 4 previous the Tigers in much less that 45 minutes and used the second half to relaxation some key gamers comparable to Pedro, Cesc Fàbregas and Oliver Giroud – who opened his account together with his new facet on the night time. In the meantime, the likes of Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Marcos Alonso missed out utterly.

Conte mentioned after the sport, as reported by BBC Sport: “Good sport, good efficiency. It was nice for us. A very powerful factor is that we’re within the subsequent spherical. Now we’ve got to arrange for the sport in opposition to Barcelona.”

The Italian supervisor made clear that he’s very glad that he was capable of relaxation as many gamers as doable and the way his group now have the absolute best probability of overcoming Barcelona by having so many gamers match and accessible.

He continued: “It was a constructive night time for us as a result of we had the chance to relaxation some vital gamers. On the similar time, I noticed gamers in good kind. I’ve totally different choices. Now we’ve got three days to make the very best resolution for the sport in opposition to Barcelona.

“For positive once I go house, I’ve many good doubts as a result of I’ve to attempt to make the very best resolution for Tuesday and to have many choices is nice for me and good for the group.”

Conte completed his interview by reassuring viewers that regardless of a tricky few weeks, his facet are very a lot able to face Barcelona on Tuesday after which Manchester United and Metropolis within the following fixtures.

He added: “We misplaced two video games on the finish of a busy interval. Now we’ve got the correct confidence once more. However within the subsequent two weeks we’ve got to play large video games and we have to be sturdy – Barcelona, United and Metropolis. We’re prepared.”


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