Antonio Conte Keen to Rotate Chelsea Squad Against Arsenal


Hector Bellerin praised Arsenal's fighting spirit after the defender helped rescue a 2-2 draw for his side at the Emirates on Wednesday night after earlier conceding a penalty.

Three thoughts on Arsenal and Chelsea's 2-2 draw in the Premier League. He is not lucky in this period. Nothing has changed. I've been in England for 21 years and I've tried to serve this game with honesty, integrity and when I have something to say, I say it.

"Today he had chances but this is football".

"It's a pity because he had many chances to score but, at the same time, I'm very happy for his effort and commitment".

French worldwide striker Lacazette, a club-record £46.5 million summer buy from Lyon, went into this match having failed to score in his previous six outings for Arsenal. He's very young, he has to continue to work, continue to improve. "He has to stay calm and continue to play this way, the goals are coming", Conte said.

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His Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed his display as the Gunners grabbed a point after a late Hector Bellerin strike pulled the home side level after Marcos Alonso thought he had grabbed the victor for the West Londoners minutes earlier.

Deep into stoppage time Bellerin struck with a rasping half-volley, although there was still time for Morata to miss another one-on-one and Zappacosta to rattle the crossbar with rebound.

A disbelieving Conte beat the turf in frustration, admitting the wasted chances cost third-placed Chelsea as they try to catch runaway leaders Manchester City. "The final result is good but at the end of the game there is a lot of disappointment".

But, although this was a 90 minutes of high entertainment, with both teams creating enough chances to win handsomely, the draw does little for the respective ambitions of the two clubs.