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Man City 1-0 Chelsea: 'Antonio Conte tactics bad to watch'

06 March, 2018, 01:59 | Author: Greg Wolfe

Pep Guardiola's irresistible Manchester City side are cruising to the 2017/18 Premier League title and their 1-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday afternoon moved them a step closer to officially becoming champions.

Chelsea went down 1-0 to leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, adding to losses against Bournemouth, Watford and Manchester United in the last four and a half weeks.

"At this moment, you have to accept every criticism, but I am not so stupid to play open against Manchester City and win 3-0", Conte said.

"That has nothing to do with solidity or shape of the team they are playing, it is just the intent.

The pundit has to use the head to understand when you speak about tactics, you must have knowledge to speak about tactics, not only to speak in a stupid way".

City completed more passes (902) than any team has managed in a Premier League game.

"We had to be careful against the counter-attacks, Hazard, Willian and Pedro are all quick players but we controlled it and we were quick with the ball, nobody was making extra passes or extra touches".

Too many teams have been cowed by City this season, beaten before they even leave the tunnel before the game, and it is impossible to fathom why so many have tried to sit back and defend.

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After Chelsea's defensive approach resulted in a first-half stalemate, City went ahead 33 seconds into the second period when Bernardo Silva turned in a low cross from David Silva.

But no-one seemed to say anything about their tactics or try anything different, which was another reason the team just carried on what they were doing.

"I think the target was to be solid until the end and then try to put one in at the end".

"My tactics were not to concede space between the lines, not to concede space to Manchester City because if you do that you risk losing by many goals", the Italian told Sky Sports. This must be a great frustration for me, for my players, for my club.

"You hope until the end that a player like Hazard can invent something during the game. When the team struggles for confidence it's even more hard". Meanwhile, Chelsea cut adrift of the top 4 after the loss.

Chelsea still refused to offer up any sign of ambition and even when they did attacks fizzled out tamely, with some ironic cheers from the visiting fans when they won a corner late on and also when Alonso's timid shot drifted wide in stoppage time.

Chelsea have now lost four of their last five Premier League games and are in fifth place, five points behind Tottenham Hotspur who occupy the fourth Champions League spot.

"If you want to win a game away (from) home in the best league in the world", Cech wrote, "your GK can't concede 2 goals like I did today.it's not possible".


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