Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said there a lot of hard miles ahead for his side after they stopped the rot against Hull City.
Conte switched to a back three, dropped Branislav Ivanovic and Chelsea looked defensively solid as a result, but the Italian has warned that the win at the KCOM Stadium is only the start of improving their overall standard.
“It’s an important win after two defeats. This win is important for the team because we are working hard,” Conte told reporters.
“After two defeats it’s not easy because you must work and also to find the resolution to change and to improve.
“Today we did a good performance with the right intensity and pressure. I like it when the team plays in this way. I like it so much. It was a good reaction from the players, because after two defeats it was not easy.
“I saw many of the players with great commitment, attitude and will to change the situation. I am pleased for them.”
“We are working very hard and I am sure we can improve a lot if we continue to work in this way. I am pleased for all the players because in these situations because we have a clean sheet. In previous games we conceded too many goals.
“To finish with a clean sheet is very important. We also scored two and the performance is good. We must follow this with work, work, work!”