January 24 2018

Conte not surprised by Morata's solid start at Chelsea

January 24 2018, 02:00 | Sammy Rose

The touchline antics of Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte could mirror the intensity of the game

Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte

I like players who are used to thinking about the team, used to thinking about "us", not "me".

"He can do absolutely everything". He is a guy that doesn't lose the ball he is aggressive and clever.

The Belgian played a superb one-two with Gabriel Jesus and with his supposedly weaker foot, unleashed a belting effort past compatriot Thibaut Courtois to score the victor against the team that got rid of him three years back.

IT was Mor, Mor, Mor for Chelsea last Saturday and Antonio Conte will be hoping for more of the same from Alvaro Morata on Saturday evening.

"That's the past - what happened, happened", De Bruyne told BT Sport. I have no regrets of coming here - it made me stronger coming.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was forced off before half-time during the champions' crunch Premier League clash against Manchester City with an apparent hamstring injury.

Pep Guardiola believes his Manchester City team can go anywhere and win after their pivotal victory at reigning champions Chelsea.

Chelsea have now failed to score at the Bridge in the last two games following the 0-0 against Arsenal as well as this result.

"Of course this season they play in Europe".

That goal proved to be the game clincher as Manchester City ran out 1-0 winners at Stamford Bridge.

Guardiola said that United, who are only one goal worse off, looked like big rivals for the title and described Tottenham Hotspur as "the Harry Kane team".

"It will be so tough".

Conte was magnanimous in defeat, accepting his side gave their all and were simply second best to a City side which suffocated Chelsea with their intensity. It was the most impressive performance so far of Guardiola's career in Manchester. That means we are a good team, we have good players. "I'm so satisfied because we won in the way we tried from the beginning".

"To keep the ball, high pressing.we play so high".

The Belgium midfielder scored the victor in City's 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. We continued to play. Any one of those five players can score from about any spot in the final third of the pitch, and they all had their chances. They were saved by Antonio Rudiger with mere minutes left to play, however, as the German cleared Jesus' volley off the line. In the second half, the pressure was good.

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