Chelsea ran riot against Everton in a stunning 5-0 performance as the Blues continued to show they are back to their best, and Antonio Conte was left delighted with both the performance and the result as his side ruthlessly dismantled an experienced Everton team.
It was a perfect performance from the first whistle to the last for Conte's side as they put on a masterclass team display showing that they can attack just as well as they can defend, keeping another clean sheet continuing their record of not conceding since facing Arsenal at the end of September.
Conte pleased with team effort
The Chelsea boss was his usual charismatic self after the game as he was left pleased with the performance he had just witnessed, stating that it is "important to win" but managing to "win like this is great."
He believes that the "commitment and work rate" that his players have been putting in both at training and on the pitch is now paying off with these results.
However, Conte insisted that Chelsea don't want to "send a message to other teams" but instead want to "send one to ourselves," a message that it is "important to be focused on our (Chelsea's) work." A refreshing attitude to have which is one of the reasons why Chelsea have impressed so much this season, as Conte has brought a new approach of true hard work back to Stamford Bridge that has paid off excellently so far.
One positive this season has been the form of both Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, both being back to their best and scoring goals it has made a major impact on Chelsea's season so far. Conte is just as pleased as anyone to see the form of Hazard return, but he believes the most "important thing" is his improvements "without the ball," something not many people have focused on.
The Chelsea faithful showed their admiration and respect for the team's new boss yesterday, chanting his name which the Italian was thankful for, but not as thankful as he was for the way that the fans supported the team in "every minute of the game," showing how things are finally getting back on track for the London club.