Chelsea were by far the better team at home against Southampton, but suffered until the last minute, failing to score more than once, with their… inaccuracy in finishing getting brought up by Antonio Conte while talking to reporters after the match.
When you do not score the second goal, you have to suffer. You are afraid at every corner and free-kick and the opponent has the chance to draw. We dominated the game, shooting 24 times, hitting the post and we needed to score the second goal to be relaxed
the Blues manager said, having seen Marcos Alonso score the only goal of the game just before halftime, and his team in general create but miss a good deal of chances.
We had a lot of chances but the goalkeeper Fraser Forster was good. We have to be happy with the performance and the clean sheet
the Italian also said, not overlooking the fact that Southampton’s goalkeeper did a really good job.
If you shoot only twice and score two goals, you must be worried. We had lots of shots but we must be more accurate in our finishing. In the last 10 games, we have won eight, drawn one and lost one. This is our run, you have to consider last 10 games, not just two. It shows we are doing our job
Conte concluded, confident that Chelsea are on the right track.