Chelsea opposition analysis: Taking the measure of a struggling Swansea side

Chelsea were good for their point despite the fortuitous nature of Willian’s equaliser

"He is an important player for us".

On Chelsea's title hopes despite being 11 points adrift of Manchester City, Conte said: "We are trying to do our best this season. For this reason we must be anxious", Conte said. "We must be focused to go game by game and go with my players to take as many points as possible".

The Blues are coming off the back of a solid 1-1 draw with Liverpool last weekend and now sit third in the Premier League table in third place, three points behind Manchester United and a further 11 behind high-flying Manchester City. "For this reason we must be anxious because if we want to compete with Manchester City we have to work and then make the best decisions in the transfer market".

"We have to look at ourselves and not the others", Conte said. Last season was very hard for me to find the best way but then we had a fantastic season. If one day the club try to ask me something about this topic [transfers], I can give my opinion.

Chelsea lost Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic to Atletico Madrid and Manchester United respectively in the previous window, leaving Conte concerned about his options ahead of the packed festive schedule in late December and early January.

"At the same time, I am very happy to work for this club with these players".

"Our form has not been particularly good, but that's the belief we have". We have just started this period and it will be important to rest players.

"I must be honest at the moment it is hard for me to answer [how long he will be sidelined]", Conte said.

"I thought Chelsea were fortunate against Liverpool, they had a spell in the game where they were good, both teams had their moments in the game at times".

"Last season, if you remember we started the season without a lot of pressure because a lot of people didn't think Chelsea would be at the top of the table and maybe not even in the Champions League. To try to reduce this gap to Manchester United and then we have to try to do this with Manchester City".

Related News:



Most liked

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade not happy about David Fizdale firing
Spurs center Pau Gasol, Marc's older brother, believes those two facts to be unrelated. "It's weird, the timing of it". Gasol added that being in competitive situations, such as the fourth quarter of a close game, is what fuels him.

Saoirse Ronan's Lady Bird tops Rotten Tomatoes rating
However, Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird , now playing in USA cinemas, has surpassed Toy Story's 163 glowing reviews. That there has been such a warm reception is a dream come true.

Hip-Hop Fans React to 2018 Grammy Nominations
The 60th Grammy Awards will be held on January 28 at New York City's historic Madison Square Garden. We will surely tune in to see who takes home the award for Album of the Year .

YouTube deletes 150000 videos due to predatory comments
Another ad exodus happened this past spring when ads appeared next to videos with extremist content. Some big advertisers, including AT&T, have not run any ads on YouTube since March.

Uber-Waymo Trial Delayed Again Following Allegations of Rogue Conduct at Uber
Waymo claims that the letter explains why the 14,000 documents stolen by Anthony Levandowski did not appear on Uber's servers. Waymo requested the delay on Monday so it could look into whether or not Uber had withheld evidence in the case.

Wait, Did Kim Kardashian Just Accidentally Confirm Khloé and Kylie's Pregnancies?
A source told the magazine: 'Kylie wants to disappear and be out of the spotlight and focus on her health and happiness. I hope all you guys are having an wonderful Thanksgiving.

South African pageant crowned the world's most lovely woman
Louise Victor was the picture of grace in congratulating Miss Universe 2017 second runner-up, Davina Bennett of Jamaica. Also on Sunday night, NBC Sunday Night Football earned 16.4 million and a 5.1, down 13 and 18 percent from last week.

Prince Harry Engaged to American Actress Meghan Markle
They talked about forging a new role for themselves as a couple, focusing on the humanitarian causes over which they first bonded. The brothers have been much more open about their personal lives than other members of the royal family.

Time magazine says Trump 'incorrect' over person of the year claims
He later soured on the magazine, however, when it named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its 2015 Person of the Year. Actress Patricia Arquette suggested Trump "can always print yourself another fake cover".

Marouane Fellaini And New Balance Headed To Court Over Allegedly Shitty Cleats
Turkish-Football recently reported that Besiktas have held talks with Fellaini's representatives over a four year deal. Fellaini is out of contract at the end of the season and has so far turned down the new deal United have offered.

Donald Trump Golfs with Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson
Following Trump's tweet, Woods was blasted by a multitude of people including Get Out filmmaker, Jordan Peele. But it's unlikely the round of golf at the president's Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter will be quick.

Schiano to be named Tennessee Vols Head Coach
Schiano, 51, has spent the past two seasons as Urban Meyer's assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. Greg Schiano is reportedly "close" to finalizing a deal to become the new Tennessee head football coach .

Black Friday shoppers gather at the Acadiana Mall
On Thanksgiving Day, shoppers across the nation spent more than $2.87 billion online, according to Adobe Analytics. "Oh, yea. News 12's Nina Kapur visited the Connecticut Post Mall to see what kind of deals shoppers found.

Islamabad protesters 'contacted India': Ashan Iqbal
In Lahore, an unruly mob torched a vehicle and damaged others with stoning and staged sit-ins at four key areas in the city. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority ordered a media blackout.

Did The Bruins Hire The Right Coach?
Kelly failed to win a playoff game in Philadelphia, but the Eagles finished with a 10-6 record in both the 2013 and 2014 season. Kelly finished his time at OR with a 46-7 record as head coach (2009-12), including victories in the Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl.