Antonio Conte salutes his Chelsea fighters after battling display


Antonio Conte salutes his Chelsea fighters after battling display

Michy Batshuayi scored decisively when Chelsea clinched the title at West Brom in May but the Belgium global headed into his own net in the 82nd minute - three minutes after coming on.

"I am disappointed because I think we deserved more", Pochettino said post-match.

Chelsea's two shots on target delivered two goals, with Conte's makeshift team delivering a performance from "fighters", without Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas, Gary Cahill and other notable absentees.

"Against Arsenal, (in the FA Cup Final defeat in May) we played a good game, were a bit unlucky because we made some unnecessary fouls close to the box, fouls that are not necessary to stop an attack".

However, the Blues showed trademark strength of character to secure a morale-boosting win after 88 minutes when Alonso scored his second, with Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris guilty of a serious error in allowing the shot to go underneath his body. We struggled to score.

"[The Wembley narrative] doesn't affect me, but I understand we have to talk". We won the league last season, winning 30 games, and that is not easy. "I try to play well for the team, I try to score in every game". It's not fair to blame Wembley.

"Meanwhile, Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, said: "'I want to thank my players, everyone, because they showed me great desire, great spirit, great will, and great heart, ' the boss said.

"You thought today before the game, this was more than three points for Chelsea because you could see if they were beaten here today and beaten well it could start to unravel a little bit".

Pochettino also too issue with the press inquiring about the size of the pitch at Wembley, doing his best to shut down that narrative line.

"We tried to more of the ball in the second half but they were pressing a lot".

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has backed proposals to close the transfer window before the start of the season, saying the fact that it runs until August 31 means some players find it hard to concentrate. We felt so strong and even at half-time, we weren't nervous, we said "we're going to win, we're going to turn it around" and we felt so much stronger.