Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Boss Trusts His Players Will Deliver

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Boss Trusts His Players Will Deliver

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CHELSEA manager Antonio Conte admits the trust he has placed in his players is paying off as they edge their way to the Premier League title.

Pedro and Willian, who came off the bench, both scored in the 3-0 win at Everton; but neither have been nailed-on first-choice selections for Conte this season.

Add to that Cesc Fabregas' reduced role in the Premier League as the Italian has kept faith with virtually the same starting line-up week in, week out, and it could have potentially posed some problems for Conte when he did need to call on those players. But when he has done they have all invariably delivered and their manager believes this team spirit has helped take the team to the brink of the title, leading Tottenham by four points with four matches to go.

"It is great to have this type of player and for sure it is not easy every game to make the best decision between Pedro and Willian," the Chelsea boss said. …

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