Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Chelsea 1-0 Southampton: 5 Talking Points

Alvaro Morata is back in training and Conte expects him to be available to face Southampton Alvaro Morata is back in training and Conte expects him to be available to face Southampton
Kristopher Love | 17 December, 2017, 10:49

"We created a lot of chances and we have to carry on". Three of the top four prior to this weekend's action is surely going to be an enduring task for manager Pellegrino.

Four of Chelsea's next five games, through the end of the calendar year, are at Stamford Bridge, which does alleviate a tiny bit of the burden of the typically busy match calendar through the holiday period that begins with Saturday's home contest against Southampton.

"I'm happy because my players played a great game with great concentration and we deserved to win". "We are Chelsea, we are a big club - we have to fight".

Pellegrino was far from happy with the performance he had seen from his side during their drubbing at the hands of the Foxes and is looking for a reaction from his players to provide the same efforts they had against Arsenal and Everton previously.

Willian and Pedro impressed in a 3-1 victory over the Terriers, with both among the goals, and they retain their places on the back of their respective displays.

"It's a tough game, Southampton drew against Arsenal and it's always hard against them home or away", the Belgian told the club website (www.chelseafc.com).

"They can play very well on the counter-attack. I will try to analyse which players are ready because the Premier League is very demanding".

"In the last 10 games we won eight games, drew only one game against Liverpool away and lost only one game against West Ham", Conte added. I heard the post-match interview from Pellegrino and we must pay great attention.

"Always when I play I want to play well and make a difference. They want to give a good answer against a strong team like Chelsea".

Alvaro Morata has shaken off a back problem to return to the Chelsea squad, but has only made the bench for a meeting with Southampton. The quality of the goal was good, but maybe we can learn more from there.