The Blues manager has banished rumours of him being unsettled at Chelsea because of the lack of transfers at Stamford Bridge and insisted he will continue being happy regardless of new arrivals or not
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte had reportedly taken a dig at the Chelsea board blasting them for not bringing in the players he demanded after the Carabao Cup Semi-final exit at the hands of London rivals Arsenal. Conte admitted to not having a ‘big impact’ on Chelsea’s transfer board blamed them for the loss. However, the Italian later clarified that he is still happy with the club’s negotiators in this current situation ahead of the FA Cup fourth-round tie against Newcastle United.
Conte puts himself on a collision course with the Chelsea board following semi-final defeat #cfc https://t.co/8f098OFkdW
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) January 24, 2018
What Conte Said-
“It’s right to have this type of situation, I’m repeating the same things, I’m the coach, my task is to try to do the best for this club, to improve the players for this club.”
When asked about being content at Chelsea he replied, “This is something I don’t want to discuss with you. Nothing has changed. I am happy to work with my players and for this club. The news about the transfer market, there is the club, the club will inform you if there is news. As I said before and I repeat I would be very happy to continue to work with my players, I will be very happy if there are some new players.”
Antonio Conte is happy.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 26, 2018
Chelsea will head into the game against Newcastle without first-choice goal-keeper Thibaut Courtois, Alvaro Morata, and Willian. The Premier League champions will be looking to progress as far as they can in the FA Cup as it could be their only realistic chance of silverware this season.
It’s certain that Chelsea is in a bit of a slump of late and the reason for that could be the lack of quality signings at the club. The new arrivals have still not impressed Conte completely but I believe that there is something sketchy going on behind the closed doors.