Hazard Hits Out at Conte's False Nine Fail Against Man City

Hazard Hits Out at Conte's False Nine Fail Against Man City

Sunday's 1-0 defeat, courtesy of a Bernardo Silva goal, left Antonio Conte's side five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with nine games to play, heaping further pressure on a manager whose long-term future was already uncertain.

"Conte's side showed hardly any attacking intent - instead they were just hoping for a City mistake to let them in on a counter-attack, or hoping for someone to produce a moment of genius in front of goal".

Giroud said, "I don't even question myself about that - it is not a crisis".

Gary Neville has replied to Antonio Conte's "stupid" punditry dig by insisting that Chelsea's display at Manchester City on Sunday filled him with "disgust".

"I think the results of the last games, it doesn't matter if in the Champions League, Premier League or other competitions because they were quite good, so a lot of people try to see us at the same level as Barca, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich, but we still feel like we need to compete with them". The way the two teams are playing, you wouldn't bet against us getting half of them away to Stoke on Monday!

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

The Champions League is a big stage for us and, of course, we want to win it. "In the last 10-15 minutes we had more possession but we should have tried to do that all game".

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"I know the Juventus team that he played in and I was England coach against his Italy team".

"We need the balance".

Silva scored just a minute into the second half at the Etihad Stadium, just days after also netting against Arsenal, in a game that City dominated while Chelsea were poor and lacking confidence throughout the clash.

Sky television pundit Jamie Redknapp, the former Liverpool and England midfielder, was scathing in his assessment of Conte's tactics.

"At half-time it was 0-0".

A 1-0 win over Chelsea did not reflect Manchester City's dominance in a match that Chelsea was defending too much and deny City to create chances.

Hazard, whose miserable afternoon was ended when he was substituted in the 89th minute, said: "When you leave the pitch you have the impression that you've ran, but that you haven't played a game of football". For sure to concede the goal after 30 seconds of the second half was a pity because then it was very hard for us to come back.

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