Chelsea are hosting Watford hoping to win their first Premier League game in a month, having suffered defeats right before and after the latest international break.
First, it was Manchester City who proved the better team at Stamford Bridge, beating the Blues 1-0. Last weekend, Antonio Conte’s side fell at Crystal Palace as well, marking the first time since September 2016 that they lost back-to-back Premier League matches.
I was a magician to anticipate it
the Chelsea manager told reporters ahead of the game against Watford.
But, for sure, I’m a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. Now we are in October and we have to think about improving the present. Don’t find excuses. Tell always the truth. If you always tell the truth, you can’t be afraid of anything
Conte said, ‘reminding’ everyone that even before the start of the season he had said several times that things would be very different compared to last year, for many reasons, one of those being that Chelsea are not without international obligations this season.
If I feel the pressure? I think every coach, every manager has to feel the pressure. But when I go to my house I’m happy because I know in every moment I put all myself in my job for this club, for the fans, for my players
the Italian also said, confident that he is doing his best, no matter if the results lately haven’t been the desired ones by him, the team, the fans of Chelsea.