Chelsea – and not only – fans are used to seeing Antonio Conte celebrate their goals with all his heart, but what happened when Cesar Azpilicueta made it 3-2 against Watford, was probably a first one.
The Italian jumped onto the stands, clearly ecstatic, after having seen his team go 2-1 down at home, and not just that, but also allow Watford incredible chances to make it 1-3 and even 1-4.
The Blues went on to win the game 4-2, a result/comeback sign of the team’s winning mentality and fighting spirit, according to their manager.
To overcome this kind of moments makes you stronger. When we were at 2-1 down it was a very difficult moment, maybe the worst for us, and to come back was important. It means these players have a great desire not to accept this situation
the Italian told reporters after the match, Chelsea’s first win after back-to-back defeats in the Premier League, and that 3-3 draw to Roma midweek, in the Champions League.
When you play three games in a week and are using the same players it’s important to make important decisions. Sometimes the decision works, sometimes it doesn’t, but today I was lucky
Conte then said, talking about sending Michy Batshuayi in, six minutes into the second half.
If you compare this season with last, Michy is now playing a lot. Against Crystal Palace his performance was not good but it wasn’t only him. Today the impact was incredible, important, and we must continue this way
the Chelsea boss said about his Belgian striker, who scored his fist two goals of the PL season against Watford being massively important in giving the Blues all three points.