Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Pleased With Option of Playing Two Strikers

Lawrence Cooper
April 21, 2018

The Londoners were well in control of the game, making effective use of two target strikers in Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud after Conte opted to start with Eden Hazard on the bench ahead of Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Southampton.

Morata has scored just once in 2018 and has failed to maintain his momentum after scoring seven times in his first seven games.

"It's hard to say really - we have a fairly deep squad despite our form, so we could easily bring in Boufal, Redmond, Carrillo and Lemina without really weakening our side".

Chelsea had taken a 20th-minute lead through a Kevin Long own goal after the Burnley defenders attempt to clear a Moses cross ended up in his own net.

The Clarets struggled to cope with the physical duo, but it was Victor Moses who starred with a goal and an assist to help Chelsea record successive wins on the road. 'I believe he was offended with himself for this opportunity he missed'. "If they finish the season fifth and win the FA Cup, while it doesn't really compare to the success they had past year, it still something to take away and it's a valuable trophy and one to be proud of".

Tottenham Hotspur are now just five points better off than Chelsea after collecting one point from the last six on offer, and Conte is refusing to rule out a late surge from his side to nab fourth place from their London rivals.

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However Conte insisted to Sky Sports: 'I used to be more than happy with the work of our strikers on and off the ball.

Because of his power in the air, his ability as an attacking pivot, good movement and a sheer hunger for goals, Morata often has been compared to former Real Madrid and Spain centre-forward Fernando Morientes.

"Tonight I saw a great team spirit". Burnley hosted Chelsea in a battle for fifth place and pride.

"There's a lot of noise about Chelsea, you see the changes they made, the money that's been spent on them, they ain't bad I tell you", he said.

Chelsea's win in Lancashire was no mean feat considering Burnley have the joint-third best defence in the league.

"To come here and win this way, without conceding chances is good".

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