By Ayo Oloyede
Goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa inspired to a 2-1 win over westham at
the London Stadium, meaning they are now 10 points clear at the top.
Man City and Spurs both won on Super Sunday to put the ball in Chelsea’s court, but
Conte says answering to that pressure was a huge positive in a game he felt they
Conte said on Sky Sports: “It’s a solid step for us. It’s not easy to play after your
opponent. You know if you lose, you drop points. To feel this type of pressure is
good and I think we have had a good answer.
“I think we played a good game,” he continued. “We controlled the game, scored and
had other chances to score more goals.
The Belgium international scored Chelsea’s opener a 2-1 win on Monday night
football, smartly finishing a devastating counter-attack.
That took his tally for the season to 11 in the Premier League, but Conte felt Hazard,
who was named man of the match, squandered several other opportunities at the
“Eden, like the other players, played very well,” Conte said. “My players were very
good in this counter-attack, Pedro and Hazard.
“It was a good performance for [Hazard], he could score more goals and I think in
this situation it’s important to score the first but also when you get another possibility
to score a goal, you must do it.
“I am pleased for him, he played a very good game.”
Conte also reserved praise for N’Golo Kante, who won possession after a West Ham
free-kick to spark Chelsea’s break for their first goal.
“N’Golo is a really good player and has great stamina,” the Blues boss added.
“He covered a lot of ground but now we are working with him to improve in playing
directly for the forwards. He is improving a lot, he is a good player and also a good