Antonio Conte says that Chelsea “can play better” after their badly wanted Three-Zero residence win over West Bromwich Albion, however that it was good for confidence and confirmed “the will to fight”, as he thanked the followers for singing his title in help.

The champions suffered a number of nervous early moments within the victory, after successive three-goal defeats to Bournemouth and Watford, however a wonderful strike from Eden Hazard set them on the way in which to a few factors for the primary time in three video games. Conte stated that objective, that got here from a wonderful link-up with Olivier Giroud, was “a clear example of our idea” as he praised the brand new striker’s affect.

Those targets had been met with renditions of “Antonio, Antonio” amid a lot hypothesis concerning the supervisor’s future, and he famous this afterwards.

“I think we must be satisfied to win the game, to get three points,” Conte stated. “For positive, I feel we will play higher. We can play with extra confidence. After two dangerous defeats, I feel our confidence went down. We began the sport with a little bit of problem. Then, after we scored, we dominated the sport, managed the sport, created many possibilities to enhance the sport. For positive, it is constructive to see the desire to battle, the desire to take three factors. It was essential to maintain one other clear sheet. Now we have now to proceed on this approach.

“Yeah, for positive I’ve to thank the followers. They confirmed me nice help as a result of I feel they’re studying hypothesis and rumours about me. For positive, I am grateful to the followers for supporting me on this approach. It implies that, possibly in our 18 months collectively, they perceive my ardour and my will to defend these colors, this shirt, this badge. I need to thank them.

“To feel this atmosphere around me is very important. It’s very important to feel that people appreciate my work here in Chelsea. For sure, for me it’s important. I repeat: me and the players are trying to do our best to give them the best satisfaction. Sometimes we can do this, sometimes not, but the will is always present.”

Conte in the meantime praised the affect of Giroud, who provided an help on his first begin for the membership. The French striker ended the sport going off for Alvaro Morata together with his head bandaged, however the supervisor believes he might be match for Friday’s FA Cup fifth-round recreation towards Hull City.

“He was unfortunate, however he is prepared. Also for the sport towards Hull. Now it is essential to play video games for him, and likewise for Alvaro. They want to search out the most effective bodily situation. Training is okay, however the video games are higher.

“We have to be happy for Giroud’s efficiency. It was the primary time he has performed from the beginning for us. He wants to enhance, to enter our concept of soccer, however to have some extent of reference like Olivier is essential. We have to be more than happy as a result of, on the identical night time, we discovered additionally Morata. He performed very nicely within the final 30 minutes, with nice character and velocity.

“Now the most important thing for us is that these two players find their best physical condition. Morata has suffered for a month with this pain in his back, and I hope we’ve solved this situation. Giroud is coming back from a muscular problem so it’s important he goes into our idea of football, into the right position. The first goal was a clear example of our idea.”