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Courtois backs Chelsea to hit top form again under boss Conte


Chelsea's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

Chelsea's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

Chelsea's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

Antonio Conte has the full backing of Chelsea's players, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has insisted.

Chelsea ended a run of three games without a win with a 4-2 Premier League victory over Watford on Saturday.

Conte's side host beleaguered Everton in the League Cup at Stamford Bridge tonight, and Courtois now believes the Blues can hit back to top form.

"When a top team has a few bad results the first thing people try to say is that the players are not happy and we're not behind the coach, but against Watford you saw we fought for every moment and we fought when we were down, so everybody can see we're behind the coach," Courtois said.

Those rumours are easy to spread but I don't think they are true. If somebody is unhappy, instead of going to the press I think they would say it internally, so it's not true.

First of all, it's the players that have to do it on the pitch so it was important to win, to fight. At the moment it's more running, fighting and battling for every ball than maybe the best football."

Courtois still anticipates a tough challenge from the Toffees. "It's a cup, and with any cup you want to win it," Courtois added.