Antonio Conte Hails ‘Decisive’ Fabregas And Pedro As Chelsea Edge Closer To Premier League Title
Fabregas came from the bench to set-up a goal for fellow substitute Willian as Chelsea beat Everton 3-0.
Pedro opened the scoring with a stunning goal from outside the box, while Gary Cahill added to Chelsea’s lead.
Conte was full of praise for Fabregas, who has made just 10 starts this season, although he has been very influential for the Blues.
“I think Cesc is a player in this part of the season is showing to be decisive in every moment,” he told a news conference.
“If he starts the game [or if] he came on during the game.”
“Also Willy, I know very well that it’s not easy for a player who is used to playing every game and to come on during the game.”
“But I must be pleased with them because they are showing me to be great men and fantastic players.”
While, the Italian also heaped praise on Pedro, who scored a wonder-goal from 25-yards in the 66th minute.
“I think Pedro is showing to be a great player. But, don’t forget Pedro played for Barcelona and he won a lot with this club,” Conte said.
“And he’s a great player, he’s having a fantastic season. But for sure, he must continue on this way and finish this season to win.”
“Otherwise for him it’s a good season, not a fantastic season.”
Chelsea maintained their four point lead over second-placed Tottenham Hotspurs, who also beat Arsenal 2-0 in the North London derby.