Conte backs youngsters after Chelsea win

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said his youngsters gave him a “good answer” despite some mishaps against Watford.

The newly-crowned champions won 4-3 at Stamford Bridge, where Cesc Fabregas netted a late winner after Conte’s side had lost a two-goal lead.

Michy Batshuayi, who scored for the second game running, Kurt Zouma, Nathan Ake, Kenedy and Nathaniel Chalobah were all given starting places.

And Conte was more than happy with the outcome despite the goals conceded.

“At this stage of the season I like to see this type of game,” he said.

“It’s funny to see both teams score four and three at this stage of the season, but when you have won the league you can allow this type of situation.

“I must be pleased because I made this decision to change a lot and give opportunities to our young players.

“I must be pleased because we conceded three goals but scored four and created many chances to improve the final result. I had a good answer.”

Chelsea’s victory means beating relegated Sunderland in their final match of the season would see them become the first team to win 30 matches in a Premier League campaign.

“We have won 29, which is a great achievement, and we have this great opportunity to win 30 and we must take it and make some records,” Conte said.

Conte also insisted that John Terry should not consider retirement and that he expects the Blues skipper to continue playing.

Terry, who scored the opening goal but was then guilty of a mistake which led to Watford equalising, suggested in a television interview after the match that he might hang up his boots when he leaves Chelsea this summer.