Chelsea beat Everton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals by Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata, a win that gets extra value considering how well the Toffees had been doing since the start of the season both in the Premier League and the Europa League qualifiers.
After the game though, most of the talk in the media room was how Antonio Conte feels about Chelsea not having signed more players this summer.
I’m a coach not a manager and my best work is on the pitch improving my players and team. Then when you want to strengthen your squad you have to give your opinion, then the club goes in the transfer market to try to solve the situation. Sometimes it is possible, sometimes it is not, but I must be focused on the pitch and to work with my players
the Italian told reporters, emphasizing on the fact that he is a coach, and not the one overseeing the last detail of every negotiation with each player/club.
Don’t forget when we start, next month, in September we have to play seven games. I need to rotate my players because it’s very difficult to play seven games in a month
Conte then said, ‘reminding’ everyone that unlike last season, this one Chelsea will be playing international football, and at the highest level possible, the Champions League group stage.
My message for the fans is always the same: I’m totally committed to the club and to improve my players and team. The club is working very hard to strengthen the squad. They know very well our situation. But I repeat, I’m ready in every case to continue to work with this group of players, with the players we have
the Italian also said, clearly, though, hoping for more signings.