Conte praises Giroud performance in Chelsea debut

Alan Shearer explains one reason why Chelsea could be RIGHT to sack Antonio Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte

We just can't seem to get the goals that get us the wins, and they need to come, and come quickly, so Daniel's recovery will be important now - we need to get him back.

"I feel very good".

The champions had lost games they were expected to win at a canter against Bournemouth and Watford, and Conte admitted that confidence was low.

"Giroud could become an important player and at the same time I had a good answer from Alvaro and we must be happy".

Goalscorer Hazard said: "Last year we were champions and the most important thing is to be together, to work together, talk together and that's what we did".

"Until the end we continue to live with this speculation but for me this is not important".

Belgium's Eden Hazard contributed two goals in a characteristically sharp performance.

There was further defensive generosity to enrage Conte until Victor Moses doubled Chelsea's advantage after the hour and a sublime 15th of the campaign from Hazard made the points safe.

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Conte added that he was encouraged by the gradual return to form of his strikers.

For the first 15 minutes of the second period, Antonio Conte would have been very anxious as his side looked destined to lose their one-goal lead.

Conte had been unable to name a recognised striker in either of those matches with Morata sidelined for almost a month due to a back injury and Giroud only having joined from Arsenal on January 31.

The fact they are increasingly likely to be relegated was worsened by the loss of Daniel Sturridge to a hamstring injury in only the fourth minute.

"We must be pleased because in the same night we found also Morata".

With West Brom five points behind Stoke City at the bottom of the table, these are worrying times for Baggies fans. "They showed me great support because they are reading speculation and rumours about me". The London based club still have a chance at silverware in the FA Cup and the Champions League and would begin the hunt with a tie against Hull City at the weekend and Barcelona next week.

"The games coming up, looking at the calendar, this is our period", said Conte.

"Big win! Great character from the lads nice to get another goal too ️ #CFC", Moses tweeted about the game on Tuesday through his official handle.

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