CONTE REVEALS WHY HE CHOSE TO START GIROUD OVER MORATA AGAINST SOUTHAMPTON IN THE FA CUP

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte chose to start Olivier Giroud over Alvaro Morata for Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Southampton on Sunday.

Conte revealed after the game that he chose Giroud over Morata to deal with the physicality of the Southampton defence.

“I knew we had to play against three central defenders who are very strong physically, so I decided to start with Olivier,” Conte explained.

“But when Morata came on his impact was impressive, in the same way as Pedro and Bakayoko’s impact was.”

Conte also hailed Giroud as a good signing for Chelsea.

“He has been a good signing for us, for sure,” Conte added.

“I needed a player with his characteristics: strong physically, able to hold the ball up allow our no.10 to make combinations with him.

“Morata is an important striker. He is younger than Olivier and has less experience. He is less strong physically, but he is very fast to attack the space. I’m pleased for both of them.”

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3 Comments on "CONTE REVEALS WHY HE CHOSE TO START GIROUD OVER MORATA AGAINST SOUTHAMPTON IN THE FA CUP"

  1. Someone help BAKA leave chelsea!

  2. Morris muhindi | April 23, 2018 at 11:45 am |

    Substituting willan with bakayoko was very unbecoming.. Chelsea have experienced players but there’s a problem somewhere

  3. Notsi Motseare | April 23, 2018 at 3:39 pm |

    Let BAkayoko go

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