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Jan 24, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge (London)
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Hazard (7')

Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea must build on Brighton & Hove Albion win'

Conte: 'Chelsea must build on Brighton win'
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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits that he is looking for his side to build on their ruthless performance against Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has suggested that he has been happy with his side's recent form, aside from their struggles in front of goal.

Earlier this month, the Blues registered a club-record three goalless draws in a row but last Saturday, they powered to a 4-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Conte has described his side's strikes at the Amex Stadium as "beautiful", but the Italian has acknowledged that his players must continue to be ruthless when they face Arsenal in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final.

At a press conference, the 48-year-old said: "If you look at the stats, for sure we scored less than last season. But at the same time, we conceded less. We are the best defenders. The problem in the last period was we weren't very clinical. In every game we had the chances to score.

"Against Brighton, we scored four times. I think we scored beautiful goals, especially the second goal – an incredible goal – but now we have to try to continue in this way.

"But as you know very well, every game is different. Sometimes, if we are able to score early, the game becomes easier. If we struggle to score, the confidence of your opponent improves and you become a bit nervous and then it becomes more difficult."

The first leg at Stamford Bridge ended without anyone troubling the scorers.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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