Chelsea boss Conte 'disappointed' after Norwich stalemate


Antonio Conte's side have a two-legged tie with Arsenal to look forward to in the Carabao Cup, which provides us with the most realistic opportunity for us to win a piece of silverware this term - but we'll still be hoping to go all the way in the FA Cup.

Antonio Conte's men reached the final of the tournament last season and with the Premier League title looking out of reach, the Chelsea boss may target the FA Cup as a good source of domestic silverware.

David Luiz was lucky not to let Alex Pritchard midway through the first half when the Brazilian dallied on the ball - after receiving a pass from Willy Caballero on the edge of the penalty area - but, luckily for Luiz, the ball cannoned to safety. Sometimes we lost our order, our combination play, but I think in the second half we did better. We knew the difficulty of the game. It was a pity, but great commitment from our players. For us it's not simple to add another game in the schedule.

"For us it is a small problem as we have to play another game when the schedule is very busy".

Norwich responded with their own attack and nearly took the lead from a 70th minute free-kick which was punched away by Caballero with Murphy's followup volley hitting a Blues player. They defended very well, showed they were well organised.

Bad days happen (in fact, we were just talking about Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Southend at the Bridge back in 2008-09 in this same round), and at least we didn't lose - Norwich were not almost good enough for that.

Drinkwater stung Gunn's gloves in the 82nd minutes after a Zimmermann headed clearance dropped favourably 20 yards out, before Norwich threw on Nelson Oliveira and Yanic Wildschut to try and find a victor in the closing stages.