Gianfranco Zola delivers his verdict on Chelsea under Antonio Conte

Gianfranco Zola praises Chelsea for their impressive comeback display against Manchester City

Gianfranco Zola heaped praise on Chelsea for their impressive performance in their 3-1 win at Manchester City on Saturday.

The Blues continued their fine form by coming from a goal down to beat the Citizens at The Etihad and notch up their eighth Premier League win in a row.

Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard all scored in the second half after the Blues had fallen behind to Gary Cahill’s own goal before the break.

Chelsea have been in fine form in recent weeks under new boss Antonio Conte, with the west London side now looking like they are set to establish themselves as one of the main contenders for the title.

And speaking on Sky Sports after Saturday’s win, Zola delivered his verdict on the performance from the Blues.

Zola said: “They won [but] it was the way they won – it’s very important.

“There were moments when Manchester City were on top. They probably deserved to score another goal.

“But they never gave up. In the end, the freshness and the physical condition of the players came out.”

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Chelsea are aiming to at least break back into the top four this season after their disastrous 10th-placed finish in the top flight last term.

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