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Antonio Conte on the draw and Diego Costa's goals and behaviour


Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says his side deserved to take all three points from today's away game at Swansea City.

The Blues started brightly and took the lead after Diego Costa's precise finish but defensive mistakes saw the hosts restore parity and take the lead in the second half.

The Italian was full of praise for the 27-year-old striker who was on the receiving end of strong challenges from the Swansea defensive department.

"It's very difficult to talk about the game, above all the final result," Conte told reporters.

"Chelsea deserved to win this game. We created a lot of chances to score many goals. We were dominating the game, leading 1-0, and in only two minutes we were losing 2-1 and risked losing this game.

"Then there was a great reaction from the team to score a second goal and create the situation to win, but it didn't happen. It is a pity because we lost two points today. Now we must look forward to prepare the next game.

"After every game, the press ask me about Diego Costa and his behaviour. Today I can say he had a fantastic behaviour to control the situation.

"He took a lot of kicks from the first minute until the end of the game. I am pleased because he showed me, his team-mates, he showed us all he has fantastic behaviour. It wasn't easy.

"Defenders know him, and sometimes they try to provoke him. He is a player with great passion and they tried to provoke him but this is football, not only in England or with Diego, but all over the world."

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