Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists the Blues were never in crisis after they ended a run of poor displays with an emphatic 4-O Premier League win against Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
Eden Hazard scored a brace in the game with Willian and Victor Moses getting the other goals.
Wednesday’s FA Cup penalty shoot-out win against Norwich City ended a run of four games without a win in all competitions for the Blues.
And even though the West London club needed a number of fine saves from Willy Caballero to deny the hosts from scoring, they were at their peak form in the encounter.
“Who told this has to pay great attention with the stats as we were unbeaten for 14 games,”Conte stated in response to question on his team’s form at his post-match press conference.
“The press tried to make it seem there were problems, we are doing an important work. To win in this way, to lose with five players less. Despite this we won 4-0 and it means every player deserved to have a chance. I am pleased with the performance.
“On the bench we had Musonda, Ampadu and Sterling, we had youth and gave them a chance. You have to continue this way. I am very happy because every single player felt this responsibility”
Conte also praised his team for their effort in the game despite missing a number of regulars due to injury and suspension.
“It was a good result for us. Recently we haven’t scored a lot but today we did. Today we kept a clean sheet. Brighton created chances,” the Italian stated.
“Before the game I think a lot of people had perplexity for suspension and injuries, instead during the game we showed a great personality to be a team.
“We started the game very well and a good combination. We must be happy for this.”‘