Conte defends Morata after goalless draw with Foxes

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Conte defends Morata after goalless draw with Foxes

For the third game running, Chelsea failed to find the net and supporters are suddenly beginning to turn on manager Antonio Conte as it's the first time in the club's history that they've drawn three consecutive games 0-0.

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"No, honestly we didn't speak about him, but I repeat we are talking about a really good player", Conte explained, as quoted by Goal.com. We did this. In the FA Cup we played with one team, in the Carabao Cup we played another team, and today we played nearly the same team as Wednesday. He has only one season he played regularly for Marseille. "I saw many, many players very exhausted".

"There is something unusual that after the first game we lost against Burnley, the press pushed quickly to sack me".

"Then when I chose to put fresh energy on, the game changed". It will be a good challenge for us to try and play for a result. There were logical reasons for the change: get Hazard closer to goal and incorporate Cesc Fabregas into the side without losing midfield balance.

"I do not aim high with my requests, especially as in my history I've rarely been given the players I asked for", he said.

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Conte turned to Andreas Christensen as his replacement, forcing David Luiz to wait even longer for his first Premier League appearance since November.

"I think Hazard's form has dipped". Every defender is playing very well. "Our problem is we are not scoring".

CHELSEA threw away the chance to go second in the Premier League after being held to a goalless draw with Leicester on Saturday.

"This is not a problem with the system". "Compared to last season we are conceding less and showing more solidity. We have to improve our quality in the last step". The situation is very clear. "If you don't score, you're lucky the game finishes 0-0".

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