Conte blames Morata misses on bad luck

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reacts during the game against Arsenal.

Super Eagles star, Victor Moses' performance in Chelsea's thrilling 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates Wednesday night has been rated average by British tabloid, Daily Mail, Completesportsnigeria.com reports‎.

The agitated Frenchman will also have to pay a fine totaling £40,000 ($54,225) after being charged by the governing body for his conduct in the match officials' changing room following a 1-1 Premier League draw at West Bromwich Albion on New Year's Eve.

Before the game against Chelsea Wenger said: "What is frustrating for me is that it happened many times this season - at Stoke, at Watford, at Manchester City, at West Brom".

Asked about Morata's misses, Conte said: "He is not lucky in this period".

"Today he had chances but this is football". He's very young, he has to continue to work, continue to improve.

"It's a pity because he had many chances to score but, at the same time, I'm very happy for his effort and commitment".

Morata, 25, fired well wide when sent through on goal early in the match.

A disbelieving Conte beat the turf in frustration, admitting the wasted chances cost third-placed Chelsea as they try to catch runaway leaders Manchester City.

The Spain global looked to have made a costly error when he clipped the foot of Chelsea's Eden Hazard in the penalty area which allowed the Belgian to make it 1-1 from the penalty spot after Jack Wilshere had put Arsenal ahead on 63 minutes. "Instead, we're talking about a good draw against a good team", he told Sky Sports.

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