LONDON: Antonio Conte admits Chelsea are dealing with a “giant drawback” after the Premier League champions crashed to a surprise 2-1 defeat at lowly Crystal Palace.
The loss left Conte’s aspect 9 issues adrift of leaders Manchester Town and the ache used to be compounded by means of a hamstring harm to Victor Moses that may rule the wing-back out of Wednesday’s Champions League assembly with Roma.
Moses joins Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante at the sidelines, however Blues boss Conte is hopeful striker Alvaro Morata might be are compatible to go back after sitting out the consult with to Palace with a hamstring drawback.
Chelsea have misplaced their remaining two league video games after the Palace setback adopted a harmful defeat to Manchester Town prior to the global smash.
“I feel, on this second, for us it’s an excessively tricky second,” he mentioned. “While you get started a sport with out Morata and with out Kante, it’s now not easy. Above all if, all the way through the sport, every other vital participant for your group has an harm too like Victor Moses. I’m hoping to have him again very quickly as a result of this second could be very tricky for us. To lose 3 or 4 avid gamers, it’s a large drawback for us.”
Questions were raised in regards to the intensity of Conte’s squad this season and the Italian added: “I feel the placement could be very transparent and everybody can see that scenario. I repeat: my task is to be excited by my paintings with my avid gamers, and to take a look at and do our easiest. You recognize I don’t love to lose. Consider while you lose two video games in a row. Needless to say, my soul nowadays is dangerous.”
Palace claimed their first league targets of the season after shedding their first seven suits, with Cesar Azpilicueta’s own-goal atmosphere them on their method and Wilfried Zaha tying up the win at the stroke of half-time after Tiemoue Bakayoko had equalised.
Roy Hodgson’s aspect stay on the foot of the desk and whilst the Palace supervisor used to be relieved to get off the mark, he rejected the advice the membership’s season had in spite of everything taken off.
“In relation to the season beginning, I don’t include that concept. I don’t subscribe to it. A championship is 38 suits. Every is its personal specific tale,” he mentioned. “Once in a while it’s a excellent tale — we’d love to learn that bankruptcy once more — however subsequent Saturday is every other tale.”