Chelsea News: Conte wary of dangerous Foxes

1 year ago

In the latest Chelsea news, manager Antonio Conte believes his side will have to be at their best to see off Leicester in the FA Cup on Sunday.

The Stamford Bridge side head to Leicester for a quarter-final tie, with Conte expecting a stern test.

“I think we’re talking about a team that two years ago won the title. In the squad there are many players with good qualities, talented players,” he said.

“They want to fight a lot. In the game we played at home, we suffered a lot. They put a lot of pressure, run a lot. Also they have players very dangerous. We must pay great attention for this risk.”

The FA Cup is now Chelsea’s only chance of silverware this season and Conte hopes his side can go one better this year after losing the final to Arsenal last term.

“Every trophy is important for us,” he added. “We started the season to try to fight until the end for every competition.

“In the Carabao Cup we reached the semi-finals, in Champions League the last 16. This is the FA Cup quarter-final. If we win we can play another semi-final at Wembley.

“We try to do our best in every competition. This must be our target.”

Chelsea have managed four points from their two Premier League games with the Foxes this season and are unbeaten in their last six games against Leicester in all competitions.

Conte is without defender David Luiz and midfielder Ross Barkley for the cup clash due to respective ankle and hamstring problems.