Conte sure Chelsea deserved at least a draw

Hazard was this week linked with a £100million move to Real, whose head coach Zinedine Zidane is the Belgian playmaker's idol.

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea were unlucky to come out of Saturday's game against Crystal Palace without at least a point, insisting the Blues deserved to draw against Sam Allardyce's side.

Chelsea host Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as the two sides return from the recent worldwide break.

Jose Mourinho was left in a grumpy mood again after his toothless Manchester United, while extending their unbeaten league sequence to 19 matches, slipped up in the race for Champions League places, held to a goalless draw at Old Trafford by West Bromwich Albion.

"The will of the player is very important", the Italian said.

The forward, though, has still found himself the centre of attention following reports this week he is a target for Real Madrid.

"Zaha is improving his game, maturing in his game, because of his experience over the years, but also the experience he'll gain at playing worldwide football as well as playing for Palace in the Premier League".

Conte says the Premier League is superior to other leagues, in a pointed remark about the established Real-Barcelona duopoly in LaLiga which Atletico Madrid have challenged.

Crystal Palace shocked Premier League leaders Chelsea in an entertaining match at Stamford Bridge. "This league is really top in all aspects".

Zaha played a return pass to the unmarked Benteke, who kept his composure as Thibaut Courtois faced him, lifting the ball neatly over his Belgium team-mate.

"Chelsea" beautifully escaped from the departure area "Crystal Palace" In this game. It means we are doing a great job, so I'm happy.

"We are happy with him". "I didn't see it in the moment".

If Crystal Palace avoid relegation from the Premier League this season, they can thank on-loan Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho for playing a big part in their unlikely escape.

Odinbet is a football prediction service that summarises football data and statistics to give the user a probability of certain things happening in an upcoming game. "It's a game for us to try to get a point in - or three". Also my players have this experience. I can say this.

"I think it is positive", the Chelsea manager said of the Hazard rumours. "This is part of the game to put these rumours out there and put a bit of hard in the mind of the players".

Still 21 points are needed to win the title, while rivals Manchester City visit on Wednesday. "It's very important, this".

  • Julie Sanders