Published: Sun, December 17, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Marcos Alonso suspension causes Chelsea selection headache for Antonio Conte

Marcos Alonso suspension causes Chelsea selection headache for Antonio Conte

Tiemoue Bakayoko also netted at the John Smith's Stadium and has kept Cesc Fabregas and Danny Drinkwater among the substitutes. I want to remember that in the last 10 games, we won eight games, drew only one game against Liverpool away and lost only one game, at West Ham.

"In hard moments for me obviously you have to come back to the foundations of the team, to the discipline of the team, and get them to think about the possibility they have to be in this club and in the Premier League".

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.

"They can play very well on the counter-attack".

Alonso picked up a booking that rules him out of the EFL Cup quarter-final against Bournemouth on Wednesday, while his deputy Davide Zappacosta is ill. "If someone asked me in the next 10 games if I was ready to sign for these results, I'm ready". Some people are forgetting this run because there is a team that is winning every game.

"I am happy because I saw the right concentration by my players and we finished with a clean sheet, which is important", he said. Now there is a problem, also because Zappacosta is recovering from a bad flu. "We must be ready to overcome this type of problem, this difficulty".

Saints will hope to get something from Stamford Bridge but in reality Chelsea are the favourites for this one.

"It was a hard game, especially in the second half".

"Not too many players are in this situation". Chelsea's fourth and Costa's second was one of the nicest goals we scored all season. Saints centre-back Maya Yoshida was tasked to keep Eden Hazard at bay, and despite being drawn out of position time and again due to the Belgian's movement, Yoshida still managed to provide cover at the back and ensured that the Blues couldn't score from open play.

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