Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was left satisfied on Saturday, as his side picked up a 2-0 win over Hull City at the KCOM Stadium to snap a three-game winless streak in the league.
After back-to-back losses to Arsenal and Liverpool, along with a draw to Swansea City, the pressure had started to mounted at Stamford Bridge. After a scoreless first half against Hull, the Blues found a way through in the second half thanks to goals by Willian and Diego Costa. Conte was pleased to have picked up the three points.
“I’m pleased with the whole game because in England no game is easy,” Conte said after the game. “Today I knew it would be very tough because we faced a team with a great spirit. I’m pleased with the performance, we played with the right intensity and with good pressure. We played a good game and kept a clean sheet for the second time.
“After two defeats it’s never easy but I’m pleased with the commitment and attitude, We are working very hard and we must know we have to improve a lot. If we want to improve there is only one way to work.
“In England the game is never over. In the second half I think we played a good game and created a lot of chances. We scored two goals and could have scored more. We were able to defend very high and that’s important because the team was always compact and when we lost the ball we tried to win it back quickly. When the team work together it makes it easier. To finish today with a clean sheet is very important.”