Antonio Conte Thinks Goalless Draw at Everton Was Unfair

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You can tell that Antonio Conte is really feeling the stress of his job. That’a understandable, because working for Chelsea Football Club Owner Roman Abramovich must be very difficult for a manager. Abramovich is known for being extremely trigger happy when it comes to giving the sack, so a high amount of pressure is always on.

Perhaps it is that pressure that forces Antonio Conte to say the things that he does in news conferences. The Italian has incessantly complained about the schedule presented to his side this season. Once he even went so far as to say that the schedule makers are conspiring against Chelsea.

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Today, he complained by calling his side’s goalless draw at Everton “unfair,” noting how his side owned the stat sheet, but still couldn’t acquire a single point.

“We dominated the game and created many chances to score. I think this result is unfair,” Conte maintained.

“Honestly we deserved to win. If you watched the game you could see that we played from the start until the end towards one goal, we created many chances, hit the crossbar and maybe Pickford was the best player for them. The result is unfair.”

He’s absolutely right about his side dominating the Toffees. Chelsea owned possession 68%-32%, and a 25-5 shot advantage. They put eight shots on goal, while Everton managed none.

Still the home side went ultra-pragmatic, and Conte wasn’t able to overcome that tactic. Obviously, the Blues deserved to win as they completely controlled this match, but to call a draw unfair is ridiculous. The Toffees had every right to play conservative and defensive; that is fair game.

Conte would later praise his opponent.

“I think after the six top teams Everton is the best team in this league,” he said.

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“To dominate here is not easy. We have to go game by game, continue in this way and also have a bit more luck. We have to continue to play in this way with this intensity.”

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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