Chelsea legend admits Conte has serious issues to address

Antonio Conte Has turned Chelsea into winners

He suggests that they should acquire a "plan B" to give them "something slightly different" and more of an attacking edge.

It is something Conte has bemoaned, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had an answer, pointing to Chelsea sending numerous players out on loan.

"The situation is clear and I stop".

Chelsea forward Willian is sad to see Diego Costa leave the club but believes Alvaro Morata is more than capable of filling his Spain international's goalscoring boots at Stamford Bridge.

And Lampard, speaking to The Sport Review, is not convinced that the Chelsea squad, at present, will be able to fight on four fronts domestically and in Europe.

They' have signed Bakayoko, Rudiger and Morata, but got rid off Matic, Loftus Cheek and Diego Costa who is still Chelsea player, but Conte publicly announced that he no longer counts on him. Now I have to adapt to a new team with an Italian coach who's very tactical.

'I was looking at the programme here earlier and you look at the two teams there, the squads, Chelsea are nearly half of what the Arsenal squad is, ' he said on BT Sport.

The title will be decided between Manchester United and Manchester City. My aim is to try to improve my players, to try to improve my team. I detect problems but we must wait until the end of the window.

Korean shares open lower amid escalating tensions over N. Korea
But it wasn't known until now that the contacts have continued, or that they have broached matters other than USA detainees. The exclamation came after President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang of "fire and fury like the world has never seen".

Chelsea have signed just four players - Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger and Willy Caballero - in a hard summer transfer window, but Conte says that he and the club's hierarchy remain on the same page when it comes to player recruitment.

"I repeat: My only task is to focus on the pitch, what happens on the pitch, during the training session to work with my players. I'm trying to do my best every day".

The Blues brilliantly won the trophy last season, but have had an underwhelming pre-season campaign, while Antonio Conte has missed out on some signings.

"But he needs time to understand, to adapt to our style of football, above all for a striker".

He said: "I knew Conte loved me and I had talked to him many times".

Former England captain Alan Shearer feels Chelsea need to sign at least two or three players in the final few weeks of the transfer window to have any chance of retaining their Premier League title.

Wingback Victor Moses is suspended so Conte must make at least two changes to the side which started against Arsenal, with playmaker Eden Hazard (broken ankle) and midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko (knee) both still out. You know that the last placed team is as very tough opponent as the leader.

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