Chelsea edged past Bristol Rovers 3-2 within the League Cup second round, and manager Antonio Conte felt they produced life unnecessarily hard.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says his side will have to study to kill off matches quicker following their 3-2 League Cup win more than Bristol Rovers.
Michy Batshuayi scored two objectives either side of a Victor Moses strike at Stamford Bridge to send the residence side in to the third round, but they have been provided a fright when the visitors twice halved a two-goal deficit through Peter Hartley and an Ellis Harrison penalty.
The victory is Conte’s third in competitive matches as Chelsea boss, following 2-1 wins over West Ham and Watford inside the Premier League – both of which came about thanks to late goals from Diego Costa.
Along with the former Italy boss desires his players to turn into a lot more ruthless in their approach as a way to prevent similarly nervy encounters in future.
“These games are very hard,” he told BBC Radio London Sport. “When you dominate the game, it’s essential to kill the game. Within this case, we did not do that.
“It’s a pity for the reason that when you’re playing quite effectively, building plenty of probabilities to score, I never prefer to concede a soft objective from a free-kick as well as a penalty.
“We can boost this aspect, and remain concentrated until the finish.
“We began [the second half] pretty properly, developed the situation to score a further purpose and after that we conceded the penalty on a counter-attack. This made a bit of imbalance inside the players.
“It’s critical to know that we need to keep concentrated, often. And when you have the opportunity to kill the game, you must kill it, not keep it open.”
Captain John Terry came off the bench for the final 13 minutes of Tuesday’s match, around the day that England manager Sam Allardyce claimed he could take into account supplying the 35-year-old a recall to international football.
Conte, having said that, refused to develop into involved within the debate over no matter whether the veteran centre-back should represent his nation once more.
“I’m a former coach of a national group and I can tell within this circumstance that it’s better to sort the circumstance involving Sam Allardyce and John Terry,” he said.