wnol.info May 30 2017


There are two Antonios, says 'animal' Conte

May 30 2017, 07:24 | Alonzo Simpson

"This gives us lots of confidence". Now it is important for us to prepare the right way the next game. Now there are four games to go and every win is a great win.

"We didn't look exhausted".

It was a 25-yard stunner from Pedro which finally put Chelsea ahead in the 66th minute at Goodison Park.

Everton slipped to only their second defeat at Goodison Park this season, dropping a 3-0 decision to Chelsea.

It was Hazard's free-kick, after being brought down by his man-marker Gueye, which led to Gary Cahill scoring our second goal, and the attacker felt the away side were the dominant one on the night.

But Allie and Kane produced a rapid-fire double in the space of three minutes to put the dominant hosts on course for three points.

In what was billed as Chelsea's toughest test of its run in, an Everton team - on its best home run since it last won the title in 1986/87 - matched Chelsea for the first hour of the match.

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey and Tottenham's Dele Alli battle for possession.

Chelsea need nine points to be assured of being crowned English champions in Conte's first season in charge, but less will do it if Spurs falter.

Tottenham is now virtually assured of making the top four, given its superior goal difference over fifth-place Manchester United, but manager Mauricio Pochettino still craves the title.

United suffered another of the home draws that have blighted their first season under Jose Mourinho when relegation-threatened Swansea City salvaged a 1-1 draw, Gylfi Sigurdsson's fine free kick equalising a controversial Wayne Rooney penalty.

Pep Guardiola's City side trailed twice at Middlesbrough but Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus rescued a point. We scored a good second goal, although maybe it was a bit lucky, and a fantastic third, so it feels good.

Conte said: I didn't speak with the doctor about his injury but I don't think it is a serious injury for him. "That was the fighting spirit that we have shown over the past few weeks", he said.

The Italian is calm and thoughtful during post-match interviews and news conferences, a trait he says he likes to see in his players.

It was a deflating way for fifth-placed United to set a club record unbeaten streak: 25 matches dating back to October 23.



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