Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes his Chelsea side are 'tired' following a lacklustre display against Leicester on Saturday.
The Blues were second best for large parts of the 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge, and despite having a man advantage in the final 20 minutes following Ben Chilwell's dismissal, Chelsea never looked like scoring, in what was already their fourth game in the space of 11 days.
Speaking post-match to Sky Sports, Conte said: "
"When you play every three days you have to make rotation. We did this. In the FA Cup we played with one team, in the Carabao Cup we played another team, and today we played almost the same team as Wednesday.
"But to play in this busy period is not simple and you must have a big squad to face all competitions."
3 - Chelsea have drawn three consecutive games 0-0 in all competitions for the first time in their history. Blank.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 13, 2018
The point sees Chelsea remain 3rd in the Premier League, with Conte responding to questions as to whether the squad he has at his disposal is big enough to cope with the demanding fixture schedule his side face.
He responded, stating: "