Conte Bemoans Chelsea's 'Bad Performance' In Defeat To Roma — UCL

Rufina Vignone
Novembre 1, 2017

"I actually believe that in the first half we played a good match", he added.

Antonio Rudiger has warned his Chelsea team-mates that they are in for a stern test of their Champions League title credentials when they travel to Roma on Tuesday night.

"We are working less on this aspect this season". If we think that only because our name is Chelsea and the opponent has fear for the name Chelsea, I think this is not the right way. After a blunder from Mile Svilar helped United beat Benfica on the last matchday, another error helped them win on Tuesday against the Portuguese side. Diego Perotti struck a fine third after 63 minutes and there would be no Chelsea comeback this time as Roma moved on to eight points, one more than the Blues. We are back to winning ways and we want to continue.

"Last season we showed great hunger, great will to do something of importance".

Callum McGregor scored a deserved equaliser but Javi Martinez headed home just three minutes later to seal the points and qualification for Bayern, although Celtic remain in pole position to finish third and go into the Europa League. 'The boys were class and to get them back in the squad for tomorrow is going to be huge for us.

"This season will be very difficult if we don't understand quickly the right way that we have to go".

Testing the opposition goalkeeper just one time among a chaotic second half effort, Conte says the Giallorossi brought a grittier mindset to the contest.

The Brazil international denied Chelsea forwards Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata and Pedro Rodriguez on chance after chance. Crucially, though, it was the hosts who were 1-0 up.

Nicknamed "The Pharaoh", El Shaarawy has an Egyptian father and an Italian mother.

A Tiemoue Bakayoko header looked dangerous but Alisson dived to clear four minutes before the break.

The French club have won their opening four group games for the first time since their debut season in the competition in 1994-95, when they won all six matches. This is what they did - they came to Stamford Bridge and had more ball possession than we.

"Roma was superior", Conte said.

Danny Drinkwater replaced Fabregas with 20 minutes left to play and soon after Conte made his final switch by bringing on Michy Batshuayi for Morata.

Neville called Matic's sale the "poorest decision I've ever seen in the Premier League".

Chelsea can still qualify from Group C as Atletico Madrid were held 1-1 by Qarabag in Madrid.

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