Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte: Our Match Away To Liverpool Is Important but not decisive


Antonio Conte has said that though the match on Tuesday – it would not be decisive in the scheme of things as the Blues chase the 2016/17 EPL title.


“Tomorrow against Liverpool will be a very tough game,” Conte opened up to chelseafc.com.

“They came after three defeats and we must pay attention because they are a really good team. They are one of six teams that can fight for the title and a place in the Champions League.”

Liverpool have lost three consecutive matches at Anfield – scoring three goals and conceding six to Swansea, Southampton and Championship side, Wolves.

“It's very important but after this week we have to play 14 games. It doesn't finish the league after these two games.

“I think we are a different team (to the one that lost to Liverpool in September). We grew a lot. 

“If you think of the first game against Liverpool, we faced a really great team but we were not a team,” Conte revealed.

Chelsea were defeated 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on September 16; which was followed by another defeat at the Emirates by Arsenal on September, after which Conte reshuffled to her 3-4-3 .

“After the games against Liverpool and Arsenal we improved a lot, our confidence, our identity. We are top of the table. 

“It's incredible this, to have two defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal and be top of the table. I'm pleased for my players - they deserve this.”

If Chelsea beat Liverpool on Tuesday, it could be season over, psychologically for Klopp and his Reds.



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