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Conte hails 'decisive' Fabregas logo 01-05-2017

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte lauded the "decisive" Cesc Fabregas after his team took another step towards the Premier League title.

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Fabregas came off the bench to set up fellow substitute Willian for the sealer in a 3-0 win at Everton on Sunday.

A stunner from Pedro and Gary Cahill's goal had given Chelsea control on their way to retaining a four-point buffer atop the table.

Conte was full of praise for Fabregas, who has started just 10 league games this season, as well as Willian.

"I think Cesc is a player in this part of the season is showing to be decisive in every moment," he told a news conference.

"If he starts the game [or if] he came on during the game.

"Also Willy, I know very well that it's not easy for a player who is used to playing every game and to come on during the game.

"But I must be pleased with them because they are showing me to be great men and fantastic players."

It was a 25-yard stunner from Pedro which finally put Chelsea ahead in the 66th minute at Goodison Park.

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The goal was the former Barcelona man's 12th in all competitions, but Conte expects even more from the 29-year-old.

"I think Pedro is showing to be a great player. But, don't forget Pedro played for Barcelona and he won a lot with this club," Conte said.

"And he's a great player, he's having a fantastic season. But for sure, he must continue on this way and finish this season to win.

"Otherwise for him it's a good season, not a fantastic season."

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