Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has rued his is team’s wasted chances in Tuesday’s League Cup victory Over Bristol Rovers but said he was glad his lads didn’t pay the price for not being more clinical in front of goal.
Ola Aina made his Chelsea debut at left-back and he did so surrounded by defensive know-how with Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic the centre-backs and Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back.
Two goals first half goals from Michy Batshuayi and another from Victor Moses was all the Blues needed to do the damage against the League One side after surviving a couple of scares once the visitors reduced the deficit to 3-2 soon after the interval.
Conte who was having his first experience of cup football in England in a post-match conference slammed his side’s inability to kill the game despite their dominance and goals scoring opportunities.
“We must understand that when you have the opportunity to kill the game, you must kill the game. It’s a pity because we were dominating the game but then we suffered. Tonight I knew the English cup, I knew the atmosphere, and I can tell these games are very tough for all.
“We created a lot of chances in the first half to score many goals, but I don’t like when you concede two goals in this situation, from a free-kick and a penalty.
“When you leave it open a situation like tonight can happen when you stay afraid of drawing the game until the end. We conceded one goal from a cross and we must improve on this aspect. We must feel the danger in every circumstance, above all when there is a free-kick or a corner, because in England usually there can be a great chance of conceding a goal after a corner or a free-kick.” Conte told the Blues’ official website.
Moses and Aina who have now recorded a third single-goal margin victory with Chelsea will discover their third round opponents when the draw is made on Wednesday night.