Chelsea manager, Conte defends his tactics during City defeat

Chelsea manager, Conte defends his tactics during City defeat

Bernardo Silva opened the scoring for the second game running, bundling the victor home 34 seconds into the second half as City moved 18 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

"It is not a good weekend for us because our opponents in the Champions League race won", he added.

Gundogan has experienced something similar before when he helped Borussia Dortmund win their domestic title in 2011/12.

Antonio Conte responded to the claim Chelsea committed "a crime against football" with their display against Manchester City by stating that an attacking approach would have been stupid. Manchester City was so dominant that they broke multiple record including becoming the first team since 2003 to complete 900 passes in a single Premier League match.

"On Wednesday we have again a very important game against Basel in front of our fans and we want to win again. We have a massive game on Saturday against Crystal Palace at home and we have to focus on the nine games ahead of us in the Premier League and try to get that Champions League spot".

"But you need rhythm, and to always play seriously. I think the pundit has to use their heads to understand when you speak about tactics because I think you must have knowledge to speak about tactics and not only to speak in a stupid way". "Gaps can close, positions can change and we need to make that change", he said. I think we tried to not concede the space for a long part of the match and that was good. If you are able to win the league quite early, you can lose that seriousness for the Champions League, maybe.

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The teams went in level at the break with City dominating possession and looking the more likely to score. We will just do our best to keep winning games.

Chelsea are in grave danger of missing out on Champions League football for a second time in three seasons.

"We are not going to play for the records".

"We are not happy with that [but] it is not the day and the moment to question whether we are behind the boss or not".

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising. "In terms of not just the results but the way we played, today was another demonstration. But we haven't played a good game and for me personally, it's hard to play a good game when you only touch the ball three times".

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