Date: 29th October 2017 at 8:12am
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Following the win, at the Vitality Stadium, against Bournemouth, both managers, Antonio Conte and Eddie Howe spoke to the media.

Conte, who had held a stormy pre-match press conference ahead of the fixture, whereby he`d lambasted the press over the insinuation his players were in contact with their former coach, Steve Holland, in relation to not liking the training methods now employed, a story subsequently proven to be fake news, was much more relaxed and had this to say,

‘I think we deserved to win because we played good football. When you have a lot of chances to score, I think you must do it.

‘To keep the result to only 1-0 can be dangerous. I think today that if I have to find a negative aspect, we could be more clinical.

‘We must be pleased for the clean sheet. It’s OK when you don’t concede a goal, it means you are finding solidity which is very important for a team like Chelsea. We played a good game with a good balance and finally I think we deserved to win.’


Words we here at Vital Chelsea can`t argue with.

As for Eddie Howe who witnessed his side`s poor start to the season continue, he commented,

‘We were resilient but too passive in the first half. We had to change things and we did. We are disappointed with the goal, but didn’t quite have the quality we needed.

‘I don’t think we hurt them, we didn’t stretch their back five and a poor touch here and there stopped us. There were positives from the second half, not the first – you have to give Chelsea a lot of credit for that.

‘I think we have a run of games where we have to do win. I think you need to have a good run during the season, it’ll make a huge difference, we’re prepared.’


Hopefully Howe will turn things around at Bournemouth and things will improve for a club who always make you most welcome.

 
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2 Replies to “Bournemouth 0 Chelsea 1 – Views from the Benches”

  • Cahill’s absence coinciding with d team’s defensive solidity. Pls Conte let this coincidence continue.

  • Cahill will be back against Roma. And I can’t say we were that solid, bring a better team, we could have conceded a goal or two yesterday.

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