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Antonio Conte sends message to Chelsea fans after Leicester City victory

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Things were looking a bit grim about 30 minutes into Tuesday night's League Cup tie at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester were ahead thanks to two ridiculous goals gifted away by the visiting Blues, and while Chelsea weren't playing all that badly, it also wasn't immediately obvious how we'd get back into the match. Gary Cahill's last-gasp header got the comeback started, Azpilicueta's worldie got us level, and Fàbregas finished them off in style in extra-time.

Throughout it all, the away support, 3000 strong in the near 30,000 sellout crowd were in fine voice. Two-nil behind or four-two ahead, the chants and songs were loud and clear, even through our television screens.

We weren't the only ones impressed. After the match, Antonio Conte sent the following message to Chelsea fans on Chelsea TV.

"It's incredible. It's incredible, the support of our fans. And I want to [say], thank you. Because even at 2-0 they always pushed the team a lot."

"Yes, it's important. It's important, because we must always stay together, in bad and good situations. To [be able to] count on your fans, it's very very important. And for this reason, I want to [say] thank you."

-Antonio Conte

Well done, all those who follow the Chelsea, over land and sea, and even Leicester.