Chelsea manager Antonio Conte paid reverence to a performances of his fill-in players as his in-form group changed a step closer to a joining and crater double. The Italian done 7 changes for Saturday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie during second-tier Wolverhampton Wanderers, that a Premier League leaders won 2-0 interjection to second-half goals from Pedro and Diego Costa. With Chelsea 8 points transparent in a Premier League and with during slightest dual sides from outward a tip moody carrying reached a FA Cup quarter-finals, a Londoners’ chances of a second domestic prize double in 7 years demeanour good.
Conte pronounced it was too early to be meditative about a “double”, nonetheless he concurred to reporters his group were doing “a good job” in both competitions. “But after this diversion it is critical to know that zero is easy,” he said. “It will be really formidable to win both competitions, though we wish to try to win some trophies.” With 13 joining games remaining — including matches opposite both Manchester City and Manchester United — Conte knows he will need certain contributions from all his squad.
He was gratified with a performances of those he called adult for a wily confront with Wolves, including Cesc Fabregas and former captain John Terry, who have turn border players underneath a former Italy conduct coach. “Don’t forget currently we done 7 changes and we trust in my patrol and my players,” he said. “It’s critical that when we put them in a starting 11 that we have a good respond from my players who are not personification a lot. Today they give me good answers.
“It is not easy when we don’t play a lot, and John and Cesc and all a players showed me they have good form. It means they are good professionals. It is good to have these form of players in my patrol since we can count on them.” Young patrol players Nathan Ake, Kurt Zouma and Nathaniel Chalobah also done singular starts, while Pedro scored for a third FA Cup tie in succession, personification in an unknown wing-back role.
“I am gratified for Pedro, for a team, and now we contingency continue in this way,” Conte added. Conte pronounced Wolves presented his group with their many formidable FA Cup tie so distant this season, following their 4-1 win over third-tier Peterborough United and a 4-0 success opposite Brentford, who are 4 places above Wolves in a Championship. “I like to repeat that in England in each diversion in each foe there does not exist an easy game,” pronounced Conte.