Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has expressed disappointment over the manner in which Chelsea dropped valuable points in the course of the ongoing season. Chelsea are fifth on the log ahead of Wednesday’s game against Huddersfield Town, a game they need to win and hope that other results to go their way in their bid to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
“For sure there is a bit of disappointment,” Conte told a news conference on Tuesday.
“I think this season we dropped many points in a stupid way – especially in games where we dominated and created many chances but we were not able to score more goals.”
Chelsea might end the season level on points with Liverpool, but have a poorer goal difference than the Reds. Meanwhile, failure to garner maximum points from their next two games effectively ruins their chances of participating in Europe’s elite club competition next season regardless of other results.
Chelsea still harbor hopes of a slip-up from the two clubs above them who appear to have lost some form recently, but will have to pile more pressure with a win on Wednesday and hope it pays off.
“The only way to put on a bit of pressure is (to win),” Conte said. “We are doing our job in the best way to put a bit of pressure on to Liverpool and Tottenham.
“But the situation is not in our hands – Liverpool can beat Brighton to reach a place the Champions League, the same for Tottenham who have two games at home.”