Antonio Conte blames fatigue after Chelsea are held to third straight stalemate

Antonio Conte blames fatigue after Chelsea are held to third straight stalemate

Misfiring Chelsea missed the chance to climb into second place in the English Premier League by drawing 0-0 at home to 10-man Leicester on Sunday (NZ time).

The hosts were handed a boost when Chilwell was shown a second yellow card for catching Moses, but they found it hard to create openings as Leicester sat back.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte - who is touted to be a top candidate for the vacant Italy coaching job - hinted yesterday that he might be ready to walk out on the club by saying that "everything is possible". We did this. In the FA Cup we played with one team, in the Carabao Cup we played another team, and today we played nearly the same team as Wednesday. There were logical reasons for the change: get Hazard closer to goal and incorporate Cesc Fabregas into the side without losing midfield balance.

"In the first half Leicester ran more than us, they played better than us".

The games keep coming thick and fast for Chelsea and the Blues are due to play host to Norwich City in an FA Cup third round replay on Wednesday night, before then heading to lock horns with Brighton on Saturday.

Antonio Conte blames fatigue after Chelsea are held to third straight stalemate
Antonio Conte blames fatigue after Chelsea are held to third straight stalemate

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez terrorised a hesitant Chelsea back line, while Wilfred Ndidi's header brought a wonderful diving save from Thibaut Courtois.

The England centre-back was replaced by Andreas Christensen before half-time but according to his manager doctor's have initially described the injury as "not serious". We suffered a lot in the first half and at the start of the second half.

"The first thing I have to find is the right balance", he continued. "Of course, we will play with ambition against Chelsea". It was the same. In both systems we are conceding less but, with both systems, we are scoring less than last season. The Foxes beat Chelsea 2-1 at the King Power Stadium in December 2015 which proved to be Jose Mourinho's last game in charge of the Blues. The history of Chelsea is very clear.

Courtois' feelings towards being booed are understandable, but when you've drawn three consecutive games 0-0, it's easy to see why Chelsea fans are agitated.

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