Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says Manchester City's form is 'extraordinary'

Antonio Conte GETTY Antonio Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League title last season
Rita Gibson | 28 November, 2017, 18:49

Conte's priority heading into a frantic festive fixture schedule is to avoid a repeat of the injury problems that blighted Chelsea's start to the season. I have clever players to understand this situation, to accept this situation.

"I'd like to start every game with the best players, but at the same time this is not possible".

The 26-year-old often dropped into midfield to control possession and Conte feels his flexibility brings new dimension to the team.

Conte said he was unlikely to start midfielder Victor Moses, who is fit again after more than a month out with a hamstring injury.

Chelsea trail leaders Manchester City by 11 points after 13 games ahead of the Swansea clash.

"I think Manchester City in this season is a strong team". Then, after the transfer market, they bought their first targets and then they have improved a lot.

Antonio Conte has stressed the importance of Chelsea continuing to give their best without focusing on an extraordinary Manchester City at this stage of the season.

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"They can do this also in January maybe, in the future".

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Although Chelsea are unbeaten in their last five league games, it has been a turbulent season for Blues boss Conte.

"December is a very tough month, " he said. "Maybe they [City] drop some points", Courtois said.

Chelsea meanwhile, host Swansea on Wednesday Stamford Bridge (7.45pm).

A dour goalless draw with Bournemouth on Saturday did little to improve Clement's job security after the former Chelsea assistant was reported to be on the verge of the sack last week. "He is an important player for us".

The Chelsea boss conceded that his players can't look at the Citizens at the moment and they just need to focus on getting things right for themselves and concentrate on their own performances. "At the same time you must be happy to stay in a great team". "For sure we are talking about young players with good prospects to become Chelsea's players in the future".

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