Conte: Chelsea players did well to remain calm

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Manchester City had two players sent off late on in Saturday's 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium, but the visitors largely kept their cool in an unsightly melee

Antonio Conte was pleased to see Chelsea keep their discipline during the late flare-up in Saturday's 3-1 Premier League win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

David Luiz was the victim of a reckless challenge from Sergio Aguero well into stoppage time, resulting in a fracas involving a number of players from each side.

Referee Anthony Taylor dismissed Aguero for his foul on the Chelsea centre-back, while Fernandinho also received his marching orders after shoving Cesc Fabregas during the ugly scenes.

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No Chelsea players were sent off, though, and Conte was happy with his players' behaviour.

"The final [stage] was not good. I just hope David Luiz is not injured after this tackle," Conte told Chelsea TV.

"It is very difficult to explain this final part of the game. I support the referee. It is important that the referee whistles and we finish.

"I'm happy because I always tell my players to be focused on the game on the pitch and always to keep calm.

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"It is normal when you play these big games it is not easy to keep calm in every single moment, but I am pleased because all my players tried to keep calm."

Chelsea had fallen behind to Gary Cahill's first-half own goal, but, after seeing Kevin De Bruyne somehow hit the crossbar from close range, the visitors roared back with goals from Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard.