The Italian has backed his decision of waiting till late before making his substitutions in their 2-1 defeat to the Reds on Friday.
Manager Antonio Conte has justified his
actions of making three late substitutions in their 2-1 loss to Liverpool at the Stamford Bridge on Friday.
The Italian tactician defended his introduction of Moses, Pedro and Fabregas with just seven minutes left to play with his side still trailing the Reds.
“In the second half we started with the same players and you saw another game, with great intensity, Conte told Chelsea website.
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“We scored the goal and created chances so for this reason I waited to make the
substitutions. In the last 10 minutes I changed three players to try to give freshness and change the result,
“In that moment I had to decide whether or not to put two wingers in. I wanted to change a midfielder to put Fabregas on but it could have been Batshuayi and not either Moses or Pedro. I needed to put Hazard closer to Diego,” he concluded.
Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson gave Jurgen Klopp’s side a 2-0 lead in the first half before Diego Costa scored Chelsea’s only goal in the second half.