Antonio Conte reveals team news ahead of Chelsea vs Arsenal.

The Blues take on the Gunners this weekend and ahead of the big clash, Antonio Conte has given his usual pre-match press conference.

Antonio Conte


The Italian had a sore throat today so he tried to keep it a short as possible, here are the key points the Chelsea boss addressed:

Heightened security

Chelsea are warning fans to get to Sunday’s game early as there is likely to be heightened security due to the incident at Parsons Green yesterday morning.
Conte on Parsons Green, London underground terror attack:
“All our thoughts are with the people affected by the issue on the tube today”
“For sure this incident is very dangerous and your mind goes on the situation. We have to try to think only to play the game. This is the best way. I remember when I was a coach on the national team and the terrorist attack. We stayed with the national team and we had to play against Belgium. In this case it is important to continue. For sure there is a great disappointment, it is very difficult to understand why. We have to continue to show that we are stronger than them.”

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Changing players

My rotation, the best goal and target is to make the best decision for every game and to win, this is very important. The answer of my players was positive and pleased for the commitment. Now there is a tough game against Arsenal. I have another day to check the physical condition and pick the right team.

Drinkwater

He had a muscular problem in his calf. It will be difficult to see him before the international break. It is a pity because he was improving his condition, but now it could be two or three weeks.

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Cahill and Hazard

About Eden, he is improving and to have this type of patience is paying off. He is very close to be totally fit and to continue in this way. I have to make decision for the team and the best decision for the players. I think he is improving a lot and is very close to being 100%.
For Gary he came back against Qarabag, he played very well with a good performance. I am pleased for him. I have another day to reflect and make the best decision for Sunday.

Arsenal to raise their game

Arsenal is one of the six top teams in England and I think they have a really good squad to fight for something important. The title, for sure. This is a massive game when you play against Arsenal. The same against City, United, Liverpool, Spurs. There are six top teams and when you play it is a massive game. We have to fight and play against a rival.
I have watched the game, Wenger rotated a lot of players and were rested for the game against us, it is not an advantage!

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Playing against a different system?

I don’t think. Arsenal always played with a back four, end of the season they switched their system. They won’t change against them.

What’s one thing he expects from this match?

I hope to finish the game with 11 players! In the last games we finished with ten men and I hope this[could be different].

Thoughts on Wenger

I don’t care nothing about Arsenal’s situation, I care about Chelsea’s. When we talk about it we are unlucky. They will solve their problem, we will solve ours.

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Morata to score with his feet

I think it is right to score and I am happy if he can score with his feet or head. It is not important, chest or back! It is not important how but to score and improve every day.

And that’s all from the boss, ahead of the Chelsea vs Arsenal match you can find absolutely everything you need to know at this website. Keep up to date with us!

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