Conte: Liverpool and Arsenal made me change my Chelsea ideas

Antonio Conte says he changed a lot following his teams two defeats in September against Arsenal and Liverpool.

Chelsea sit top of the table nine points clear of their nearest rivals having brushed aside an Arsenal side that failed to turn up on Saturday afternoon.

Their only loss since back-to-back defeats against Arsenal and Liverpool came against Spurs in January, where they lost 2-0 to end their unbeaten run of 13 games, but Conte feels his changes have improved performances.

“I changed a lot after the two defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal,” he told reporters at his post-match press conference.

“I said then that we faced two great teams and we weren’t a team, we were 11 players. I remember also I said we must show on the pitch that we are a great team, not just that we are at Chelsea.

“Now we are showing this and I’m very pleased for my players because after that situation we totally changed the will to fight together, to be a team, to try and do something important this season.”

Goals from defender Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard and former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas secured the victory for the home side at Stamford Bridge before Olivier Giroud scored a late goal for the visitors. Chelsea will now turn their attention to Burnley who they face on Sunday 12th February at Turf Moor.

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