You can't compare my Chelsea record with Mourinho's — Conte

Chelsea boss Conte It's easier for Dyche at Burnley
Sean Dyche has worked wonders at Burnley this season but Chelsea's Antonio Conte reckons it is easier to stand out away from the top

22 Abril, 2018

But the Blues' slender Champions League hopes were boosted by Tottenham's failure to beat Brighton on Tuesday night.

Searching for an unlikely qualification into Europe next season, Sean Dyche's men equalized in controversial circumstances as Chelsea were denied a foul on Moses prior to the equalizer which came against the run of play four minutes after the hour mark.

Here are four talking points from a real tactical battle at Turf Moor.

Thibaut Courtois: 6 - Didn't have a save to make in the first half. Instead, both Willian and Eden Hazard were sacrificed and the system changed.

Liverpool's confidence is high after crushing Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals and Porto 5-0 before that. In the past it was very difficult for me to try this option with the two strikers but they showed a great link and a great combination and at the same time they worked very hard for the team.

Dear, oh dear, it's not been a good week for English goalkeepers.

"Alvaro must be angry because when you have a chance to score, you have to score, especially for a striker", said Conte.

He had 2 attempts, 2 on target, 1 goal, 63 touches, 2 chances created, 5 crosses, passing accuracy of 74%, made 3 interceptions and won 5 of his 7 duels contested.

'As a kid, that was one of my main goals.

Mourinho's record of 72 wins in his first 100 games remains the best for any Chelsea manager, and although Conte thinks he could have done better, he believes his era at the club is different from that of the Portuguese.

Whilst Burnley remained unchanged from their fifth successive victory, Chelsea made six alterations, including the return of the disgruntled Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko, whilst Olivier Giroud partnered Alvaro Morata up front. Within minutes, Chelsea restored their lead thanks to Victor Moses' effort.

After going behind, James Tarkowski fouled Morata, presenting Pedro with a free-kick which he placed just wide, Pope was required to block well at the feet of Morata and Tiemoue Bakayoko's short pass to N'Golo Kante saw the Burnley defence open up and the midfielder shoot over from 20 yards.

The pair had a war of words this season in their press conferences over the winter period but they have since ended their public spat. I am pleased for their performances, played very well.

"It won't be easy because we have a gap of five points with Tottenham, but we have to try", he said.

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