Antonio Conte blames fatigue for Chelsea's draw with 10-man Leicester

Oscar Cross
January 14, 2018

There's good news for Claude Puel as Leicester striker Jamie Vardy could make a return to the starting lineup after missing the clash against Fleetwood due to groin injury. Cahill's clearance was eventually completed by a covering Rüdiger, which gave Cahill the opportunity to take a seat and receive some treatment.

But Leicester should have been in front by then after dominating a first half in which they mustered 12 goal attempts. We no longer see Chelsea overloading the opposition defence.

"For sure, everyone is frustrated after another 0-0", said Conte.

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has revealed why he brought Eden Hazard off the pitch with 30 minutes remaining in his side's goalless draw with Leicester on Saturday. Speculation about his future only seems to be spurring Mahrez on and he was good again today, looking risky every time he carried ball forward and causing Chelsea all sorts of problems.

It made for tense viewing for the Chelsea home support.

The most notable incident of the entire game was the dismissal of Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell.

Now with reports that Chelsea are looking to replace him this month, with the likes of Maurizio Sarri, Carlo Ancelotti and Max Allegri all linked - Conte has spoken about his future - which may very well lie away from West London.

Courtois 8, Azpilicueta 6, Cahill 3, Rudiger 2, Moses 5, Fabregas 6, Kante 7, Bakayoko 3, Alonso 4, Hazard 2, Morata 3.

The Algeria global has rightly been criticised for being inconsistent since Leicester's title-winning campaign of two years ago, sometimes seemingly picking and choosing which matches he wants to dominate. Going forward there is enough talent in Vardy and Okazaki while the defenders are solid enough as well.

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

Still, they sit solidly in the middle with 8 wins, 8 losses, and a goal difference of +2. He was fortunate to escape without a booking for diving.

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