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​Conte taking possible Chelsea appearance in League Cup final seriously

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been talking of Wednesday's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg tie against Arsenal.

"For me and the players it is an important target for me," said Conte. "In my first season and a half I have the opportunity to win the league, reach FA Cup final and play community Shield.

"Now I have the chance to reach the Carabao Cup, it is important for me and my players."

"When you play against Arsenal for sure you must be prepared to suffer without the ball," added the Italian.

"They like to bring many players in the box and find combinations. For this reason we must pay great attention. We have to be compact with the ball but at the same time dangerous when on the ball.

"Last season we saw two different games. The first one was a disaster, we lost 3-0. The second game at home we won 3-1.

"In this season the first game in the league ended 0-0 and 2-2 in the second game. We are showing to be at the same point, with the same value.

"Tomorrow there is not another game and we don't have another possibility and we need to try to reach the final."

Ian Ferris
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