“I am a coach, not a manager”, he emphasised. Totally committed to improve my players and my team.
‘The club is working hard to strengthen the squad. Sometimes it is possible, sometimes not. My best work is on the pitch.
Goals from Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata saw Chelsea run out 2-0 winners against Everton at Stamford Bridge.
Conte is leaving recruitment to others – chiefly director Marina Granovskaia and technical director Michael Emenalo – but insisted it was necessary as there are seven games next month, following the global break.
“Don’t forget when we start next month we have to play seven games and I need to rotate my players”.
Making way are Andreas Christensen and Tiemoue Bakayoko.
In his pre-match press conference, Conte insisted that it was crucial to not rush Hazard into the starting XI: “If someone thinks to accelerate the process, it’s not the right way. We are trying to build and improve this base”.
And after a scrappy opening spell at Stamford Bridge, during which Wayne Rooney was sent crashing by an N’Golo Kante challenge, Chelsea began to settle into their stride.
Everton face their second tricky away day in just under a week when they travel to Chelsea sunday in the Premier League. “We had the will to finish this game with a clean sheet. Otherwise anything can happen”.
Chelsea will be without club captain Gary Cahill as he is still serving his suspension after his red card against Burnley.
“I told Roberto that if I can help him I am ready to do this”.
” I don’t talk about players”. In the last five matches of Chelsea in English Premier League, English FA Community Shield and International Champions Cup, they have won one match and lost four matches.
“Jordan is still a young goalkeeper and I have been really impressed by what he’s done from day one here”, Koeman said. Costa has stated multiple times his desire to go back and play for Atletico Madrid, the team he played for before moving to Chelsea, but, with Atletico’s transfer ban in effect until January, the striker would have to wait until then to make his move to play in the 2017-18 season.
Exasperated by Chelsea’s failure to land his top transfer targets, Antonio Conte hopes Sunday’s clash with Everton is the prelude to a last-minute shopping spree by the Premier League champions.
“We did some good business”.
Despite the relatively fuss-less win, Chelsea boss Conte has renewed his campaign to the Blues’ board to get more signings.
The visitors, who left Sergio Aguero on the bench and gave a debut to 52-million pound (US$67 million) signing Benjamin Mendy and a first start to Bernardo Silva, equalized before halftime when Gabriel Jesus poked home from David Silva’s fine pass.