I improved after a week with Conte at Chelsea, insists Hazard

Antonio Conte

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is optimistic ahead of Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash with Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge.

Michy Batshuayi's hat-trick and a set of dazzling displays from several youngsters, including Charly Musonda Jr., meant Chelsea eased to victory in a ideal night for the club.

The 23-year-old wrote: "Hahaha fair point but I've been doing this for quite a long time now..."

"He's trying to work a lot to improve his physical impact with this league. We must be pleased tonight because we saw a lot of young players in this game".

As many had expected, despite making nine changes, Antonio Conte's side dominated the first half, with numerous Blues' youngsters taking their chances when given the opportunity. It is important for them to take this chance and show me I can count on them.

The ill-feeling towards the manager still appears to be alive in Hazard at least, as he was keen to talk up current manager Conte over Mourinho, with the Italian leading Chelsea to the Premier League title last season.

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"Even after a week I think I had progressed with him", Belgium worldwide Hazard said. Chelsea have overcome a poor start and are unbeaten in five, while Forest have been short of wins of late.

"For sure we want to win and go to the next round".

It wasn't until the 81st minute that Nottingham Forest came close to scoring however Caballero did just enough to stop Clough's shot from a tight angle. "If you show you deserve to play and can be better than these players, I'm ready to do this". "I'm very happy because I understand every single player is ready to play".

Chelsea is coming off a goalless draw at home against Arsenal.

Big and powerful, Daryl Murphy's presence is essential if Forest are to have any success against the likes of Gary Cahill and David Luiz, and a supporting trio of Ben Brereton, Mustapha Carayol and Barrie McKay could play behind the former Ipswich man. Conte said with a smile. I hope for him it's the final step from his injury.

"Kenedy played very well, " Conte said.

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