Chelsea vs Swansea Preview: Swans visit London desperate for points


Chelsea vs Swansea Preview: Swans visit London desperate for points

"It's no secret the team has been down in confidence, but the running and battling was strong and we played some good football", Clement said.

Although Chelsea are unbeaten in their last five league games, it has been a turbulent season for Blues boss Conte.

Willian has been involved in each of Chelsea's last five goals and Conte has been asked whether he wants to see more goals from the Brazil worldwide.

"I'd like to start every game with the best players but, at the same time, this is not possible", he said.

Frustrated by Chelsea's failure to land his top transfer targets in the close-season, Conte has cut a tetchy figure as the pressure of defending the title and challenging for the Champions League starts to mount. We started the season with a lot of problems, we have the points we deserve.

"If one day the club try to ask me something about this topic I can give my opinion, but at the same time I am very happy to work for this club with these players".

"The most important thing is to look at ourselves and improve".

Chelsea lost Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic to Atletico Madrid and Manchester United respectively in the previous window, leaving Conte concerned about his options ahead of the packed festive schedule in late December and early January. I take a risk I think is not right to take.

"I know Swansea went to Arsenal and could have gone 2-0 up and went to Tottenham and drew 0-0, but I just do not see them stopping Chelsea, who have got some great fixtures coming up".

"Our form has not been particularly good, but that's the belief we have".

"The start of this season was full of trouble with Eden because he had an injury with the national team and we started the season without him", he said. At the same time, it's not simple, not easy to leave great players (out) to rest.

Since then, he's trained alone, been left out of the squad for the home game against Manchester United and has been on the bench for the trips to West Brom and Liverpool.



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