Antonio Conte Says He's Very Angry and Sad About Chelsea's Season

Antonio Conte Says He's Very Angry and Sad About Chelsea's Season

Antonio Conte Says He's Very Angry and Sad About Chelsea's Season

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'Everybody knows what Chicharito is capable of, he's a great penalty box striker.

'We are paying a lot for this situation and if it happens a lot then you have problems.

West Ham were nearly pegged back again on 79 minutes as Marcos Alonso fired a long range effort but Joe Hart produced a brilliant save to deny the Spanish defender. Congratulations for the great Premier League they are doing? This works out as one every 202 minutes - effectively a rate of nearly one goal ever two games - but poachers like Hernandez increasingly seem a dying breed in top-level European football.

It's claimed Enrique, who is also a target for Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal, is refusing to be rushed into making a decision and Abramovich is now looking elsewhere - with Allegri the man now tipped to succeed his fellow Italian at Stamford Bridge in the summer. He's been one of few positives from their campaign. "The pick was an excellent one-handed tip over the bar from Marcos Alonso's long-range effort".

Had Chelsea been more ruthless, the game could and should have been signed and sealed.

During that run, they have crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage, beaten over two legs by a much-fancied Barcelona side, but FA Cup glory could be a potential silver lining in an otherwise disappointing season, as the Blues are into the last four of that competition. Somewhat surprisingly, it was the latter here.

Warm tributes were paid to former Blues skipper Ray Wilkins, who died during the week, and his old side took a deserved lead nine minutes before half-time.

Chelsea head coach has swiftly denied claims that he "can't wait to leave Chelsea" and reaffirmed club supporters that his squad remained determined as ever to fulfill their current objectives for the season.

Conte confessed recently his future at Stamford Bridge was in doubt after setbacks in the Premier League and Champions League.

Chelsea players did their warm-up wearing shirts bearing the number eight, the same number Wilkins wore when he played for the club.

Michael Cox is the editor of and a contributor to ESPN FC.

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