Chelsea: Tottenham victory reaction; Mourinho wants Brazilian; midfielder to make way for Nainggolan
After yesterday’s superb comeback saw the Blues come from behind to beat London rivals Tottenham and end their unbeaten streak in the Premier League, Antonio Conte told the media:
“It was a big test for sure. Tottenham is a really good team with great organisation. Today they started better than us… then I liked a lot our reaction. It wasn’t easy to react in this way… When you win this type of game, a special derby, you must be pleased. From tomorrow, it’s important to think of the next game. We are another team compared to [when we played] Liverpool and Arsenal. I am pleased for the players. We have another type of confidence and are working a lot. They enjoy this type of football. There was a fantastic atmosphere today. I love this.”
Christian Eriksen’s early strike gave Spurs the lead but goals from Pedro and Victor Moses meant that it was the home team who maintained their 26 year unbeaten run in this fixture.
One man who came on as a substitute was Brazilian Willian, who has been linked with a reunion with former manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford as Manchester United line up a £40 million move for the winger, claim the Manchester Evening News.
Last season’s player of the year, Willian has been unable to work his way back into the team as Conte has named an unchanged line-up for seven consecutive games and is said to be growing unhappy on the Stamford Bridge bench.
Another player to be linked with a move to Manchester is Nemanja Matic, as reports in Dutch publication Het Nieuwsblad suggest that Matic will be sold to make room for Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, a long term target of Antonio Conte. Conte sees Nainggolan as the perfect partner for N’Golo Kante and he is said to be unhappy at the lack of a new contract offer from his current club.
The Blues made a move for the 28-year-old in the summer and could now go back in for the Belgian in an attempt to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
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