Overworking players? No, we are training less, says Conte


Overworking players? No, we are training less, says Conte

Picture: Nazionale Calcio

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has responded to claims that players are fatigued because of his intensive training methods.

Critics accused the Italian of starting an injury crisis at Chelsea by overworking the players in training. There are currently no less than five players among which David Luiz, Tiemoue Bakayako, N’Golo Kante, and Victor Moses sidelined due to injuries. Conte, however, believes that it’s actually the other way around.

“I don’t know about this.” Conte answered when asked directly, “I have my methods. It’s the same like last season when we won the league.

“Honestly, I think we are working maybe 70 per cent less than last season and maybe for this reason we have trouble.

“In the tactical aspect and physical aspect, when you play every three days it is impossible to work on these aspects and you have to pay less attention in every detail.

Conte has been linked with a return to Italy as of late, but the Italian insists he is committed to Chelsea.

He said: “I think every coach and every manager has to feel the pressure. But I put all of myself into my job and for this reason I am happy.

“When I go to my house I know in every moment I put myself into this job for this club, for the fans and the players. You know very well that anything can happen in football.”

Chelsea now face a difficult period of two weeks during which they have to play five games. This starts against Watford on Saturday.



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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 30 65 81
2 Manchester United FC 30 35 65
3 Liverpool FC 31 39 63
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 34 61
5 Chelsea FC 30 25 56
6 Arsenal FC 30 14 48
7 Burnley FC 30 1 43
8 Leicester City FC 30 2 40
9 Everton FC 31 -13 40
10 AFC Bournemouth 31 -12 36
11 Watford FC 31 -16 36
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -12 34
13 Newcastle United FC 30 -10 32
14 Swansea City FC 30 -17 31
15 Huddersfield Town 31 -27 31
16 Crystal Palace FC 31 -18 30
17 West Ham United FC 30 -21 30
18 Southampton FC 30 -15 28
19 Stoke City FC 31 -29 27
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 31 -25 20