Conte explains why he subbed Hazard of in the 58th minute yesterday

Antonio Conte has defended himself and has explained why he decided to sub Eden Hazard with 30 minutes remaining in the game.

Chelsea now have 3 goalless draws in all competition. The champions were nowhere near Claude Puel’s men as the Foxes had a couple of chances to score at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard has now been substituted 10 times, more than any other player in the league so far.

When asked about Hazard and Fabregas sub yesterday, Conte said, “I saw them and they were very tired.”

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He added: “I think that honestly that to find an excuse or alibi we paid a lot for the Arsenal game. to play Wednesday night and then against a really good team after only two days and a half. It was almost the same team against Arsenal.”

“That was my plan. I saw a lot of players very tired. We suffered a lot in the first half in the start of the second half. The fresh energy changed the game and we created chances to score. We tried to win the game. At the end the result was fair.”

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