Date: 26th December 2017 at 5:48pm
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The first half of the game against Brighton this afternoon, at Stamford Bridge, resembled the encounter at Goodison Park, against Everton.

Chelsea had all the pressure but didn`t create that one golden chance that might open the floodgates.

Thankfully, the opening goal came in the first minute of the second-half when Morata headed home a cross from Azpilicueta.

A second goal, courtesy of Alonso, ensured Chelsea took the three points on offer.

Following the 2-0 win, Antonio Conte had a few words for the media, with the boss remarking about the game,

‘In the first half we had the right chances to score but didn’t take them. For this reason it becomes difficult because you’re opponent stays with 10 players behind the ball.

‘In the second half we settled very well and created many chances. It was a good performance with good intensity.

‘It’s the same performance against Everton – against Everton we showed 25 times we had shots on goal but today we scored twice. We are in a good moment of form and just continue this way.

‘Morata is our number nine and is important. Today he played a good game with and without the ball, his commitment was great. But I’m happy with the commitment of all my players.

‘This season is different to last season. Last season a lot of times we won games and were a bit lucky – like against West Brom here, Sunderland. This season sometimes we could have more luck.

‘We have great respect for Manchester City because they are doing an extraordinary thing.’

They are, and I fear Pep Guardiola`s team could well break some of the records Chelsea set.

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