Antonio Conte makes honest admission about new Chelsea FC signing

28 January, 2018, 00:11 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • Antonio Conte makes honest admission about new Chelsea FC signing

"Morata and Courtois are out", Conte confirmed in the press conference ahead of the FA Cup clash with the Magpies.

The Blues who crashed out of the Carabao Cup last Wednesday after losing 2-1 on aggregate to Arsenal could welcome Cesc Fabregas back to the squad as they look to return to winning ways at Stamford Bridge.

Conte told reporters, "Morata and Courtois are out". Morata has a problem in his back and Courtois took a kick in his ankle.

"Fabregas trained with us today and tomorrow I will check his physical condition and form".

Injuries have compounded Chelsea's problems at the end of a week in which Conte appeared to escalate tensions with the club hierarchy, lamenting the lack of options on his substitutes' bench after the Arsenal loss and insisting that he has little impact on the Premier League champions' transfer policy.

Cesc Fabregas has returned to training this week and could feature, while recent signing Ross Barkley could be handed another start after making his debut at the Emirates on Wednesday.

"I think my players must be pleased with their effort, we tried to reach the final, we conceded two goals and we were unlucky, two deflections.


Today with the doctor he had a scan to evaluate his injury, but I don't think we are talking about a serious injury", the Chelsea boss added.

Willian will miss the clash with Newcastle after suffering an injury against Arsenal.

"We started very well, played a good first half and in the second half I saw a lot of balance".

Conte, who won the Premier League in his first season in charge last term, was asked if he is happy and he replied: "Yes, I'm happy".

"But when you are sure about your work and that you are doing everything to improve this club, I am very relaxed, calm and I don't have this type of worry". "From the summer, the club decides every single player".

"After a bad injury you need a bit of time to be fit 100%".

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