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The group is showing great character, our answers are positive, but I think I am very happy to be the coach of these players because they show a great commitment and fight, despite difficulties. We are a really good squad.feedback
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Antonio Conte quotes

Nov 18 2017

In every season there are games where you have to understand if this is the right way to the wrong way.feedback

Nov 18 2017

Eden played very well. He has to continue in this way now that he is 100 per cent fit. He is enjoying playing with us.feedback

Nov 17 2017

In this way you can avoid a misunderstanding because I think, with Drinkwater, it was a misunderstanding. He was injured and also I think he wasn't really 100 per cent fit to go with the national team.feedback

Nov 17 2017

He went with the national team and then came back with this problem but [that was] three or four days before Manchester United. He took a knock in his ankle but for the game against Manchester United he was available - he then felt more pain in his ankle. Now he is not available for the national team and also us. We have to wait and go day-by-day to understand why he has this type of problem in his ankle. It is better to speak with the doctor about this situation. It was an old injury and now he is feeling again the pain in his ankle.feedback

Nov 17 2017

I want to explain it to you but I think it is better to speak with the doctor to explain what the problem is.feedback

Nov 17 2017

Otherwise the player has to pay for this misunderstanding. Drinkwater was very honest and he doesn't deserve to be attacked from the press or from the public because he was very honest. In this situation every single player wants to go with the national [team]. [He is thinking] 'The national team is calling me' and we have to appreciate his behaviour and commitment.feedback

Nov 17 2017

It was the same for me. I spoke with Roberto Martinez [when Eden Hazard was coming back from injury] and explained and then he played. I am ready to help every single national team coach because I had this fantastic experience and I understand very well the problems of the national teams.feedback

Nov 17 2017

There is a good relationship [with Southgate]. Last season he came to Cobham when he was the Under-21 coach. He also has an assistant that has a great friendship with me in Steve Holland because he is a really good person, an intelligent person. If they want, I am ready to help every national team coach, not only the coach of England.feedback

Nov 17 2017

It will be very difficult for the other teams.feedback

Nov 17 2017

They were a very good team last season. This season they worked very well during the transfer market and it is a team that, after this transfer market, showed themselves to be very, very strong.feedback

Nov 17 2017

It's very difficult now to predict who will win the title in this league, but Manchester City are having a very positive path.feedback

Nov 17 2017

It was a technical decision and every single player has to react well and accept my decision. It's normal. I do not like to speak about a single player. I like to speak about the team and the next game. This is most important.feedback

Nov 16 2017

Steve's a really good person, an intelligent person. If they want, I'm ready to help every coach of the national team. Not only the English.feedback

Nov 16 2017

Sometimes I think it would be very easy to try to call the coach and ask: 'This player is good? Is he totally fit? Does he have a problem? Is he tired or not?'. Then the national coach can decide whether they call up the player or not. Otherwise there are these misunderstandings. And it's a pity a player has to pay for this misunderstanding.feedback

Nov 16 2017

I'm the first to be ready to help every single coach of a national team because I understand very well the problems [they face]. Now, for sure, I'm more open to this than when I was coach of Juventus. But Drinkwater was very honest. He doesn't deserve to be attacked. In this situation every single player would want to go with the national team who is calling them. We have to appreciate his behaviour and his commitment.feedback

Nov 16 2017

Drinkwater had an injury, and also wasn't really 100% fit to go with the national team. If someone had asked me this, I could explain that. If the coach then wants to take his own decision, that's OK. But it's important to have more of a relationship between the coach and the coach of the national team. It was the same for Eden Hazard [when he was called up by Belgium in August despite having failed to represent Chelsea up to then following ankle surgery over the summer]. I spoke to Roberto Martínez, and then he played.feedback

Nov 16 2017

You can do 'experiments' under different pressure. We must be very intelligent and clear to understand these differences: when the result is not important. For the clubs, the results are always important. Otherwise, [there are calls to] sack the manager and there is the pressure of the press. It's totally different.feedback

Nov 06 2017

For sure, to have the possibility to play with the three midfielders, it was very important. That was very important for me to recover Kante and to play with Bakayoko and Fabregas, and to have an important substitute on the bench like Drinkwater. This season we are struggling a bit to find the best solution for this team. Last season we found a great balance with the system, 3-4-2-1. But, this season, we changed many players and we have to find a solution game by game. I think we showed a good balance and created many chances to score.feedback

Nov 05 2017

It is a tactical decision. There is Andreas Christensen in good form and we have Ethan Ampadu who is a good, young player at the club.feedback

Nov 05 2017

I am only concentrated on Chelsea and purely want to do what is best for Chelsea.feedback

Nov 04 2017

It's not simple to repeat and then to win [the title]. Above all here, above all in this league. It's not simple. You have to try to do this. You have to consider the real situation that you stay now. I said to you a lot of time that now we are trying to build something important. Now we are trying to put the fundamentals for this club.feedback

Nov 04 2017

Okay our transfer market was with Batshuayi, Luiz, Kante and Alonso. If I don't remember badly, you [the media] were the first to say Chelsea is prepared this season to become worse than the previous season. I remember the headlines. I have to say when I make mistakes, but also you have to do the same.feedback

Nov 04 2017

Don't forget that in the last four, five years we lost a lot of important players for Chelsea: Drogba, Petr Cech, Lampard, Terry, Ivanovic, Mikel, Ashley Cole. I'm talking about players that wrote history in this club, because they played for many years and they played Champions League games, semi-finals, finals.feedback

Nov 04 2017

Sometimes it's better a good lie than a bad truth, but in my opinion, I'm a person who always prefers to tell a bad truth than a good lie. In this way I have the respect of the people that I tell the truth to.feedback

Nov 04 2017

I have to stay with my fingers crossed. I think Leicester did a great miracle, because to win and usually you are used to fighting relegation is a miracle, a big miracle. I think Claudio did a fantastic job, an incredible achievement. At the same time, you have to understand there are different miracles that are the same miracles. For Chelsea, who are used to winning the league in the past, also you have to understand when you win the league, what time is a good time to win the league or is a surprise.feedback

Nov 04 2017

We must be ready to do something special. But we must be realistic and to understand that we are building, we are creating a base. We are creating a foundation. In this season we bought five new players and we have 16 senior players.feedback

Nov 04 2017

If this is a surprise it means you are doing a miracle. I think last season was a miracle for us. Chelsea's name sometimes covers the miracle, only because your name is Chelsea. When you finish 10th you have the opposite of the miracle.feedback

Nov 04 2017

Honestly, I think I earned my time here with the win of last season. I earned my time. I don't like to ask for time. I like to tell the truth. My truth is this, maybe some don't agree with me, but I like to tell the truth. I don't [decide that I] want to take time, for what? The situation is very clear.feedback

Nov 04 2017

We are trying to build something important. It's important to have the patience and then to have the time to do this. I understand that it's not for all to have patience. But patience is a big quality. For example, I have not a lot of patience, honestly. But after last season, last season, I'm improving a lot.feedback

Nov 04 2017

You don't win because one day you wake up and decide: 'Oh, today I'll win'. For a winner, you have to have a path. In this path there is sacrifice. There is work. Hard work. There is humility to put yourself every day in competition with yourself. If you're ready to have this type of path, you have the chance to win, but it's not sure you will win. If you think you can win because you like this verb, this word, to win. It's not simple.feedback

Nov 03 2017

That the club can be happy, the fans can be happy, and the players can be happy with your work. This must be our task. Then, if you are number four, number five, number six, this is not important. The most important thing is to have respect from your club, your fans and your players.feedback

Nov 03 2017

No, every coach has to put himself in his club and to try to become a really important coach for his club. I think every coach has the time, no, to spend at a club and the most important thing is to try and put all of yourself into the job in this time.feedback

Nov 03 2017

I think in this time, you see only opponents. An opponent. I think this is the right way. It will be the same for Matic in the other side. I think he doesn't care.feedback

Nov 03 2017

We always have meetings. After a win, after a defeat. Then we try to watch positive situations, negative situations, and then to try together to try and solve the situation. I think it happened the same yesterday during the meeting.feedback

Nov 03 2017

I like the pressure. I was born with the pressure.feedback

Nov 03 2017

I think when you play against Manchester United, City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham... I think it's always a big game. I think this type of game must excite the players, to play in a fantastic atmosphere, to play and to know that a lot of people will watch the game in the whole world. Yes. I think it's a really big game.feedback

Nov 03 2017

It means if I decide to put him in the game he will be ready, otherwise I repeat I could do this against Bournemouth or Roma.feedback

Nov 03 2017

Yeah, Mr Abramovich was in Cobham on Sunday after the Bournemouth game to watch training, to speak, but this is normal. Honestly, we spoke about the Bournemouth game [last weekend], then the first game with Roma. We spoke about this.feedback

Nov 03 2017

Every session should be played like it is a final. Those who give up will be left out. Those who must understand [do] understand. He's very good playing on the left. We won a league with Cahill in this position. I don't understand why we have to try again to put him on the right but sometimes can happen a misunderstanding.feedback

Nov 03 2017

I'm a coach who doesn't like to find excuses or alibis. Sometimes I prefer to put my face [in front of the television cameras] for all the mistakes, even if the mistake is not mine.feedback

Nov 03 2017

I suffer after a defeat, I suffer. I need a bit of time to digest a loss but then, after that time, I start again even stronger, with more hunger, more desire.feedback

Oct 31 2017

After an important muscular problem, it would be stupid to risk it, so when Kante feels at 100 per cent, he will return to playing.feedback

Oct 31 2017

For sure, in this season, we are working less on this aspect and we are paying in this situation.feedback

Oct 31 2017

I hope, just one night, I hope. I work, I put [pressure] on myself to have only one night like this.feedback

Oct 31 2017

I actually believe we played a good match in the first half, but were 2-0 down.feedback

Oct 31 2017

I think we have to look at ourselves, our performance and to understand that tonight was a bad night for us. We could have scored after 30 seconds and then suffered on the break. We created many chances, were not clinical and ruthless enough, then suffered from their second shot on target.feedback

Oct 31 2017

Whenever you are playing seven games in 21 days, you don't sort problems out overnight. You just have to try and do your best in every game to face this emergency. We've faced this situation since the beginning of the season. I hope it ends soon.feedback

Oct 31 2017

Which will be the final result? I don't know. But we have to put all [out of] ourselves to try and get a good result. That will be really important, a good result. And then we must try and prepare for another tough game against United in the league.feedback

Oct 30 2017

When you stay abroad to work, and above all you work with a lot of pressure, it's good to have your family with you. This season, for example, I solved this problem because my family stay with me and we're enjoying our time living in Cobham.feedback

Oct 30 2017

But I like to repeat that the most important thing is to go game by game. The most important game is tomorrow, against Roma. And I know very well where he's living now with his wife. It was the same building that I lived in last season. A lovely place, and not so far from the training ground.feedback

Oct 30 2017

There are two big games before the international break, against Roma tomorrow and then Manchester United on Sunday.feedback

Oct 30 2017

I think Alvaro is a good person and is enjoying his time in London, enjoying playing with Chelsea, a great team.feedback

Oct 30 2017

We are enjoying London, enjoying this league. It's a fantastic experience for me, for Alvaro, for every single player who decides to have this fantastic experience in a really tough league.feedback

Oct 30 2017

Eden was a problem in the summer because to have a top player injured was difficult for us. Now he is playing well and I saw a good commitment from Eden with the ball and without the ball. He is the type of player who needs to be involved with the ball to be active.feedback

Oct 29 2017

I am sure that in the future, the England national team, the first team will be very difficult to beat. I want to tell you this because I was a coach with the Italy national team and I think when you have this movement in front of you, you can have a great possibility to have a strong team for the next World Cup and for the other competitions.feedback

Oct 29 2017

I am very happy for our players, and sometimes Callum Hudson-Odoi came with us. I am very happy with our academy because it means our academy is working very well. Against Everton, [Ethan] Ampadu played for the first time and he is only 17 years old.feedback

Oct 29 2017

Don't forget that my first appearance in my career in Serie A, I was only 16 years old. I think I am the best person to give this possibility. If I see. I repeat. In my experience at Juventus, Pogba was only 18 years old.feedback

Oct 29 2017

A big congratulations to the whole team because to win the World Cup with the Under-17 national team means they are working really well. I think football in England is growing in an incredible way because it is not the only result for [these] young players, Under-19s, Under-20s have won and the Under-21s played a really good European Championship. It means football is growing and improving a lot.feedback

Oct 29 2017

Don't forget that we played against Atletico Madrid. I have players with a good experience to face this type of situation. You have to play football, you want to try to play better than in the first game.feedback

Oct 29 2017

I am very happy for our five players, and sometimes Odoi has travelled with us [the first team]. I am very happy for our academy because it means our academy is working very well. I want to give these possibilities – but you have to deserve these possibilities.feedback

Oct 28 2017

Honestly, I hope to have him in this game. But I'd prefer not to take a risk. If he's ready, he plays.feedback

Oct 28 2017

But you know very well the importance of this player. I want to be sure he is ready.feedback

Oct 28 2017

Honestly, I'm happy with his commitment, his desire, his will to fight. For sure, he can do better but, don't forget, he is recovering from a muscular problem. But you know very well the importance of this player. I want to be sure he is ready.feedback

Oct 28 2017

When you have this type of problem, it needs a bit of time to come back to the best physical condition.feedback

Oct 28 2017

I hope. I hope. He could be ready.feedback

Oct 28 2017

Are we able to do this? I don't know. But we will try to stay there.feedback

Oct 28 2017

At this moment we must be realistic by going game by game. We have 19 points and we deserve to have 19 points. The only negative aspect is when you create so many chances to score, you have to take them. If you keep the result only at 1-0, you risk drawing in the end.feedback

Oct 28 2017

We faced a lot of problems. But we stay there. We try to do our best in every moment. The only negative aspect is when you create so many chances to score, you have to take them. If you keep the result only at 1-0, you risk drawing in the end.feedback

Oct 28 2017

We are first in our group in the Champions League. We went into the next round of the Carabao Cup after going out in the second round last season.feedback

Oct 28 2017

But for the rest, I'm very happy. We played good football against a very good team, with great organisation, a good coach.feedback

Oct 28 2017

Honestly, last season we won 3-1 here but we have played better than last season. We controlled the game.feedback

Oct 28 2017

Don't forget Manchester City only won here in the last minute of the game, and they played a very good game against Tottenham away.feedback

Oct 28 2017

This was a good win, also because the other teams [around us] all won, apart from Tottenham who lost. It was important to build on the win against Watford and against Everton in the Carabao Cup.feedback

Oct 28 2017

For us, it's very important to overcome this period. We started this season with a lot of problems: starting in the summer with Hazard's surgery, then an injury to Pedro, then two red cards for our players and an injury for N'Golo Kante with the national team, then Victor Moses.feedback

Oct 28 2017

We have 19 points and we deserve to have 19 points.feedback

Oct 27 2017

I tried to solve these problems and I solved a lot of problems. But don't forget last season when we won, not one person predicted this at the start of the season.feedback

Oct 27 2017

Around us there is a lot of bulls---. I see in the past it happened the same with a lot of managers. A lot of bulls---. They try to create problems between me, the club and players.feedback

Oct 27 2017

It was tougher at the start because to arrive in a new country, to adapt yourself with a new type of football, new language, new habits. It wasn't easy. I found a situation with a lot of troubles, yes, and I found a situation after 10 games. I found a lot of troubles and last season I tried to solve these problems. I think I solved a lot of problems.feedback

Oct 27 2017

For sure, it is not simple to play without N'Golo because he is an important player for us, but now I think that the team is used to playing without him. But I hope to see him back very soon with us. There are players with the same characteristics but N'Golo is a really good player. He is becoming a top player for his characteristics, but in the world there are many players with the same characteristics.feedback

Oct 27 2017

Chelsea are more than just Kante.feedback

Oct 27 2017

[Danny] Drinkwater is almost ready and Kante is at the stage almost to come back with us. The only problem now that we have to face is that we need more time with Moses.feedback

Oct 27 2017

Don't forget that season we won [the title] but not one person predicted this at the start of the season of our squad after our transfer window. I think we did a really fantastic job last season but now we have to try to continue in this way and continue to work and continue to try and solve the problems, to create something important for the club.feedback

Oct 27 2017

It is not easy. Some people can think to win is easy but it is not easy. It is not easy. You try to ask the winners if it is easy to win, it is a path and you have to follow this path and in this path there is a lot of sacrifice a lot of work, patience, a lot of things.feedback

Oct 27 2017

N'Golo is still not ready, we have to wait and I hope to have him back for the Roma game [next week in the Champions League]. I am not a wizard, I would like to do this but it is difficult to forecast another run.feedback

Oct 27 2017

I am in touch with Carlo. He is my friend but he doesn't mean nothing. I don't care what the newspaper write about my future or the other person because this is our job and Carlo is my friend. I have great respect for him and he was my coach at Juventus.feedback

Oct 26 2017

I think he's ready to start, he's ready to come on during the game and have a good impact. Sometimes if I decide to play with two strikers, maybe I don't know. But it's important to know I can count on him. Last season was very difficult for him, but it was also difficult for me.feedback

Oct 26 2017

I think Michy is improving a lot. He's working very well and he's understanding this football and what I want from him. He's improving, he's improving a lot.feedback

Oct 26 2017

I'm very happy. Tonight he didn't score, but he played very well. I don't judge if my striker scores or doesn't score; I judge the player's performance for the team.feedback

Oct 25 2017

It's very important to trust in these players, because I repeat they deserve to have this chance. And tonight I'm very happy because they had a good answer.feedback

Oct 25 2017

But I'm very happy because tonight I saw a lot of positive things, above all the young players' performance. I think tonight Charly Musonda and Kenedy and [Ethan] Ampadu, don't forget he is only 17 years old, I think they played a good game.feedback

Oct 23 2017

Against Crystal Palace, [Michy Batshuayi's] performance was not good.feedback

Oct 22 2017 - Manchester United

But I think this could be a good opportunity to give a chance to the young player like Charly Musonda, also Kenedy, young players who I think deserve the chance.feedback

Oct 22 2017 - Manchester United

They are working very hard, they are improving and we can see the improvement against Everton which is a tough game. It is important for me, important for the club. We will do this.feedback

Oct 22 2017 - Manchester United

Now, if I have to see in a selfish way, I can tell you I agree [that the Carabao Cup isn't important].feedback

Oct 22 2017 - Manchester United

But, we have to try and find the best solution and I try to protect the teams who are playing in Europe. It is not simple.feedback

Oct 22 2017 - Manchester United

On the other hand, this type of game is important as it gives you the chance to see the improvement of the players who have not been playing. I don't know. It is very difficult to say something about this.feedback

Oct 21 2017

When I go to my house I am happy because I know I am putting 150 per cent for my club and my players are doing the same.feedback

Oct 21 2017

Our fans, they show me and my players every game a lot of patience. They show they want to push us in every game.feedback

Oct 21 2017

I tried to manage the situation. We had to change something, but don't forget Alvaro played two days ago and he's coming back from an injury.feedback

Oct 21 2017

I think it was a good performance. It's not simple to concede at the last minute of the first half and then go down at the start of the second half. I think, at the moment, our confidence was low.feedback

Oct 20 2017

I was a magician to anticipate it. Honestly, [puffs cheeks] I think to anticipate some difficult situations is not for all. But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season.feedback

Oct 20 2017

Now we are in October and we have to think about improving the present. This is the most important thing. To look at ourselves. Don't find excuses. Tell always the truth. If you always tell the truth, you can't be afraid of anything.feedback

Oct 20 2017

Every player is a different issue. The club tried to do the best for every player. But if a young player wants to go to play, the club must take the best decision. The club tried to make the best decisions for these players.feedback

Oct 20 2017

But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff. But for sure I'm a person who is not afraid to face the difficulties. My history speaks very clearly on that. I fought in the relegation zone.feedback

Oct 20 2017

I started my career very badly, my first experience, but I understood and learned a lot about this. I repeat. I have experience, a lot of experience, as a player and as a coach of facing this type of situations. But I was a magician.feedback

Oct 20 2017

This season we changed five players, we bought five players. We are trying to rebuild something important. It's normal that you have to pay something in this situation.feedback

Oct 20 2017

Every year you build something and put something new into your team. That was my first season. Now, this season, we are trying to rebuild something at Chelsea. We lost a lot of big players, a lot of big players who wrote the history of this club. Now we're trying to rebuild.feedback

Oct 20 2017 - Manchester United

If he's available before the games against Roma and Manchester United, I would be very happy.feedback

Oct 20 2017

Watford are doing very well. They had a really good transfer market and strengthened the squad very well.feedback

Oct 20 2017

I hope to have Kante back very soon, before the international break. He's progressing well, the scan was better. He's started to work, [but] not with the group.feedback

Oct 20 2017

Danny is progressing well. Now he has started to work. It's very important for him to progress well and improve his physical condition. It's very important to recover him very well. If I try to put him on the pitch without good fitness, I risk another injury.feedback

Oct 20 2017

My method is the same, like last season. Honestly, I think we are maybe working 70 per cent less this season, on the tactical aspect and the physical aspect, because we are playing every three days.feedback

Oct 20 2017 - Manchester United

I think these are stupid things, a stupid issue. It's fun to see your interest in this! I'm surprised. A lot of the time, also last season.feedback

Oct 20 2017

Every manager has to talk about his job, himself, his team, his players. Not the others. Every coach must be focused on his own work. It's the best way. A lot of the time, also last season.feedback

Oct 20 2017

I think that, about my talks with the club, it's right to keep them secret. It's not important to tell the press. I think, honestly, it must be in this way. This is the right way. But, for sure, you hope. You hope you won't have problems in your season. But, I repeat, I stay here to work. I stay here to put all myself into this club, for the fans and the players. Me and my staff.feedback

Oct 19 2017 - Manchester United

If he is speaking about me, I think he has to think about his team and start looking at himself, not others. I think that, a lot of times, Mourinho [likes to concentrate on] what is happening at Chelsea. A lot of times, also last season. [He has] to think about his team.feedback

Oct 18 2017

I have to thank my players for their efforts, because without that, we would not have managed a point here.feedback

Oct 18 2017

Despite all that, we drew with a very good Roma side and I can only praise my players. When you change system, it's all improvisation and tonight we were improvising. That is something I don't like, because I prefer organisation and to fight it out in our own way.feedback

Oct 18 2017

We scored two goals, but the sensation was always that we didn't feel in control of the match. I have to take responsibility, as it was my decision to change the system to make up for the lack of options. I changed the David Luiz position to strengthen the midfield and I don't think it worked, to be honest.feedback

Oct 18 2017

David Luiz had a problem with his calf, [Tiemoue] Bakayoko finished with a problem in his adductor and I hope it's nothing serious.feedback

Oct 18 2017 - Manchester United

It's not about injuries but trying to get the best out of the team. The same players have been going all the time since pre-season. We've got three injuries, not seven or eight, but it's still an emergency situation for us.feedback

Oct 18 2017

I have to praise my players because they showed me big effort, big commitment tonight, otherwise we'd have lost the game.feedback

Oct 18 2017

I like to be honest and, for sure, I didn't like the type of football that we did for a long part of the game. But it's right to take the responsibility for this because I tried, on the one hand, to protect my team and make us more solid, and to move Luiz into central midfield. But on the other hand we lost totally our knowledge and style of football. I didn't like this. At the end I think the result was fair but, in the first half, we were 2-0 up. But we weren't in control of the game. It's right to take the responsibility for this.feedback

Oct 18 2017

But I repeat, sometimes, you have to find the right solution to try to protect your team. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad. But you know very well our situation. It was good to draw because Roma deserved this result.feedback

Oct 18 2017

It's not right to speak about him. He's a really good player. For me, one of the best midfielders. But he's an opponent.feedback

Oct 17 2017

We have players that are not used to playing three in a row. Kante and Moses... [it's their] first time to play three games in a row, Morata the first time regularly, Alonso is the same.feedback

Oct 17 2017

Sometimes you have to take a risk, like [against] Manchester City [when] Morata got injured, but if I didn't start him you'd tell me I'm crazy. Sometimes the players need to rest.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Champions League

It's a good time to play again, above all after two defeats. To play tomorrow is very important, but you know the Champions League is a very tough tournament, and Roma are a great team. They're doing very well in the Italian league, so we have to pay great attention. They are well organised and have a lot of great players.feedback

Oct 17 2017

Honestly I think we have to go game by game. We are only in October and not in March. Now it's impossible to take a decision like that. But the situation is difficult. We have to play every three days, and it's not simple. Also because, in this moment, we are 'thin' and we have to play always the same players. Honestly, there is this type of risk to have other injuries. I hope not. But the best way, now, for us is to go game by game, and then to decide every game which is the best formation, and sometimes to take risks or not about our players.feedback

Oct 17 2017

No, honestly, I could have taken a risk on Saturday and forced him to play against Crystal Palace, but I'm not so stupid. The situation is very difficult. You have to make the best decision and, for sure, against Roma I'm not taking a risk if I decide Morata can play. He has been training with us and is in contention.feedback

Oct 16 2017

A great will to fight. For sure, we have to find the strength to overcome this moment because everyone can see our situation.feedback

Oct 16 2017

I didn't see this [Batshuayi's reaction to being substituted] but it is normal to be angry after a bad performance. But today, every player had a bad performance.feedback

Oct 16 2017

I know my players, I know my squad very well, between last season and this season. I think, above all, for the players that I am working with from last season, I know them very well, but I think that I have players with a great will to work.feedback

Oct 16 2017

I think that we must be unhappy because after a defeat, our mood must be unhappy, for sure. Above all, if the defeat is not one but two in a row. For sure, this is not a positive moment for many reasons. We are playing without important players and every game we are having a new injury.feedback

Oct 16 2017

Today, Moses's injury is another big loss for us. This season will be very difficult for us, for this reason, we have to put 150%, because 100% won't be enough. I think that every season is different. Last season was the past, now it is the present with this squad of different players.feedback

Oct 16 2017

Today, our performance was bad. I trust in every one of my players. I try to give everyone the opportunity to take their chances but also because we have only [two strikers] Morata and then Batshuayi.feedback

Oct 16 2017

I think it is very important to look at yourself but you know very well the propensity of the other teams [like Man City] but it is important for us to look at ourselves. This season will be difficult but we have to understand that this season we have to try to build something important for the future.feedback

Oct 15 2017 - Champions League

For this reason, I think if you compare last season without the Europa League or Champions League... this season you are facing four competitions. We are having a bit of a problem to do this. When you have three or four injuries then you are in trouble.feedback

Oct 15 2017

To lose three or four players, it's a big problem for us. But, despite this, we have to find the will to fight. I think this season will be very difficult and, for this reason, we have to put 150 per cent in.feedback

Oct 15 2017

You know very well that the balance is very important if you want to win. The balance is very important. For sure, today, our balance was poor. Yes.feedback

Oct 15 2017

We want to try and be competitive in all competitions, but it won't be easy. I think the situation is very clear and everyone can see that situation. I repeat, my job is to be focused on my work with my players, and to try and do our best. For sure it's not an easy moment for us. But I think that, in this moment, it's important to find a solution. Don't look for excuses.feedback

Oct 15 2017

To lose a player like Kante is not simple because he's able to cover a lot of the pitch. But, for sure, I have to think also to take into consideration a solution.feedback

Oct 15 2017

We mustn't be happy. This season will be very difficult for us. For this reason we have to put 150% in; 100% won't be enough. I have players with a great will to work and fight. For sure we have to find the strength to overcome this moment. Everyone can see our situation.feedback

Oct 14 2017

It's not enough to put 100 per cent in like last season. I think this season, me first, the staff and the players have to put in 150 per cent because the season will be very difficult.feedback

Oct 14 2017

When you start a game without Morata and without Kante, it's not simple.feedback

Oct 14 2017 - Champions League

I think if you compare Michy with last season he has improved a lot and he understood this league because it is not simple. He understood our style of football but he is another young player and he is working very hard to improve. This season he is finding many opportunities to play in the Champions League, in the league, to come on during the game, and to start the game. If you remember last season he had few opportunities to play but this season he is playing a lot and the most important thing is to show he is improving.feedback

Oct 14 2017

I have two years left on my contract with Chelsea and I am happy to work for this club, with my players, I like to work with them.feedback

Oct 13 2017

Injuries can happen during the international break but also in games in the league. [Alvaro] Morata [was injured] against Manchester City and Kante was with the national team. This can happen.feedback

Oct 13 2017

You have to hope to always have your players in good condition but sometimes you must be prepared if there are injuries.feedback

Oct 13 2017

This is a big loss for us. We know very well the importance of Kante in our team and we don't have another player with the same characteristics. We only have Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas [in midfield] and we have to approach seven games in one month. We have to find different solutions and adapt some defenders into midfield or give young players opportunities, like [Ethan] Ampadu or [Kyle] Scott. The previous scan [showed he would be out] maybe around 20-25 days. You must pay great attention to understand the situation to see if this [second] scan is better than before.feedback

Oct 13 2017

I hope to have Morata back very soon, hopefully for the next game against Roma [on Wednesday]. Danny Drinkwater is progressing well and we must have patience with him.feedback

Oct 13 2017

For me to have my family with me is very important. Last season, honestly, I suffered a lot because when you arrive in a new country and you are alone and know that your family don't stay here, it is not simple.feedback

Oct 13 2017

Also don't forget as a striker I can utilise Hazard. Last season we played two games with Hazard as a No.9, alongside Willian and Pedro. If I see a game where this is the solution I am ready to do that again but Michy is deserving to have opportunities to show he can play.feedback

Oct 13 2017

I know that Andrea has decided to retire and finish his career. I can talk about him in the best way but at this moment he doesn't know his future, or what he wants to do when he finishes.feedback

Oct 13 2017

I spoke with him. I think Charly understood his mistake and he has to continue to work hard to improve himself, his physicality and his tactical understanding, but he's working well. His mind must be focused on the pitch and not social media. I told him this and my task is to help him to always find the right way, not the wrong way.feedback

Oct 13 2017

Social media is not the most important thing for his career.feedback

Oct 03 2017

It's normal when you play three massive games in only seven days, you must consider this aspect. We needed to take this risk because Morata for us is an important player.feedback

Oct 02 2017

I see the commitment every day, but for sure to defend the title is very difficult. It is very difficult for every team in this league. To defend – it is very difficult to win two titles in a row.feedback

Oct 02 2017

We have to try to do our best in every game with great ambition, because we must always have the right ambition. But at the same time sometimes you have to compliment your opponent. You must be honest and accept the result.feedback

Oct 02 2017

And now after I think a great transfer market, they have improved a lot. It's not simple to play this League.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - Manchester United

We won the title with Juventus and I was expecting a really strong challenge from AC Milan, but instead they sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris St Germain, so they became weaker.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - Manchester United

But, instead, they sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain, so they became weaker. It wasn't simple second time, but it was easier. Here, from last season to this, you have big teams becoming bigger.feedback

Oct 01 2017

To play three games in seven days is not simple, above all for our wings-backs. Moses played two whole games against Stoke and Atletico. Marcos Alonso played one-and-a-half games, because against Stoke I changed him. Then you have to try to not put your players in difficulty and not to risk this type of player, because Moses for us is an important player, and to play three games in only seven days, it means that you risk.feedback

Oct 01 2017

With Morata it was the same, but I made the decision to risk Morata in this game, because imagine if I decided to put Morata on the bench?feedback

Oct 01 2017

But for sure we are talking about a top player. He's a really good player, a complete player. He's good technically, fast.feedback

Sep 30 2017

He said to me, Coach, I prefer to stop myself otherwise I risk a bad injury. I don't know.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I think you have to consider that in seven games we played with Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and also Everton.feedback

Sep 30 2017

It's right to compliment our opponent. This is football. We have to accept the result, above all because we know that we gave everything.feedback

Sep 30 2017

Yeah but Eden, in every game, he finds a way to be decisive during a game. To score or to make an assist for a team-mate. I love this. I love this from him. I ask this of him because one player with his talent, it's important as a coach to ask him to be decisive every game.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I think this is very important this season. This season is very important for Eden. Now I'm pleased because, after a bad injury, now he's fit. He's in good form. His season is starting. I think this season has started for him with a big game against Atletico Madrid, and now he has to show this season that he deserves to stay at the top with the best.feedback

Sep 30 2017

These are club issues, not my issues.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Champions League

Usually during the season you have ups and downs, but last season was impressive for his continuity. This season he must show again this. Also in the Champions League, not only the Premier League and FA Cup. In every game he plays, we must see that.feedback

Sep 30 2017

If people are saying we can't do it now, forget about it. We'll never reach what we want as a club in the next five or six years.feedback

Sep 30 2017

If we start to complain we'll never reach the step we want to get to. I prefer to play with men who are strong.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I would like to play with Sergio because we are strong with him, but he's not there. No complaints. The big clubs do it - they overcome the difficult situations.feedback

Sep 30 2017

He's always in the right position to press to win the ball and also to score goals. We are seeing the best moments of Pedro. This is the Pedro who played this type of football when he was at Barcelona.feedback

Sep 30 2017

Yes, he's fully fit [Morata] and in contention for tomorrow. For tomorrow, only Drinkwater is not available. The others are in contention for tomorrow's game.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I am very proud to be the coach of these players.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I think when you play against Manchester City, for sure, usually they dominate the ball.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Manchester United

We played against a really good team. We created chances but didn't take them and in this type of game it's very important to score first. Great compliments to Manchester City.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - Champions League

I think that, sometimes, Eden is... If he scores one goal, he's happy and then, if there is another situation, he prefers to make an assist rather than scoring twice. I see, for Ronaldo, that if he scores once he wants two, three, four. It's the same for Messi. Yes, he can improve.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - Champions League

If God gives you this talent, you must exploit this talent. My task is sometimes to try and push him to be decisive in every moment, in every game, and also that the team-mates wait for this. I think he has a style to improve [his hunger in front of goal] in this specific situation.feedback

Sep 29 2017

But I think that, during the games, when you create – for example, at Atletico, he was important because he put the ball in for Alvaro to score our goal. It's very important that he is important in every game for us, to make chances, to score or to provide assists for our players.feedback

Sep 28 2017

Eden's performance was amazing. It was the first big game for him after the bad injury and his answer was fantastic, positive.feedback

Sep 27 2017 - Champions League

There are very strong teams in this competition. Atletico are one of them and we are starting to build something important.feedback

Sep 27 2017 - London

I think in this case we are a little bit penalised – don't forget, Manchester City played yesterday at home. We played tonight, away. For sure, we will return to London at around 4am. To have only one day to prepare for this type of game is not right. I always repeat to my players that it doesn't change whether you play at home or away. You have to play with the same personality and desire to play football, and also to try to deserve to win. There are very strong teams in this competition. Atletico are one of them and we are starting to build something important.feedback

Sep 27 2017

Honestly, I'm very surprised to see that this game we have to play on Saturday, not on Sunday. I don't understand why. We want to be ready, and we have to face this game. As you know, very well, Manchester City are a really strong team. They are winning, scoring a lot of goals and are in a good moment of form.feedback

Sep 27 2017

I need to speak to my players to understand very well their physical condition. In this type of game you lose a lot of physical and mental energy. For this reason, I want to speak with everyone and then make the best decision.feedback

Sep 27 2017

We have to try to rest and prepare for this game because this game is very important in the league. Before taking this decision, I think someone must analyse very well the situation.feedback

Sep 27 2017

I want to wait. Don't forget, Saturday is a big game. To play a big game is better because the concentration, we can keep that concentration very high. As you know very well, Manchester City are a very good team, one of the best in the league. But I want to wait and check tomorrow and then Friday, one day before the game. Maybe I'll wait until the end, one or two hours before we play.feedback

Sep 27 2017 - London

We don't have a lot of time because the game is on Saturday against Manchester City. Honestly, I think, in this case we are a bit penalised and I think it's very important before taking a decision like this to analyse the different situations of the teams. Don't forget, Manchester City played yesterday (Tuesday) at home. We played tonight, away. For sure, we will return to London around 4am. To have only one day to prepare for this type of game is not right. Above all because, now, it's an international break. There aren't other fixtures.feedback

Sep 27 2017

His answer was fantastic and positive. He had a great link with Alvaro Morata and I am happy for Michy Batshuayi.feedback

Sep 27 2017

Now, for us, it's important to rest and try and recover very well but we don't have a lot of time.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Champions League

In the last few years in these competitions Spanish teams have dominated Europe, also in the Europa League. It means they are very strong, they have a lot of experience in these competitions. Atletico are a really good team with great experience. They always play a great competition and to reach the finals of the Champions League is not simple, it means you are strong and able to have a good tournament.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Champions League

It's important to play this type of game against one of the best teams in the Champions League to understand where we are. I don't like to speak about myself. It is an important competition for all.feedback

Sep 26 2017

This is the truth and I think we have to change the history, it has been like this for the last few years.feedback

Sep 26 2017

Yes, as I said before, I have no problem with Diego Costa. I said that we wish, for him, the best for the future. We want to thank him for the last season. But, I repeat, I have no problem with him.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I have nostalgia for Italy. I did not have it in my head to stay abroad for so long. Once I have had some more nice experiences I will return to Italy, for sure. I don't know when, but the goal is to do that.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I have the will to finish a project, and then look for the right continuation of that.feedback

Sep 25 2017

Foreseeing the future is always difficult. Ours is the most precarious work as you are in one place today and tomorrow you are in another.feedback

Sep 25 2017

The English experience has greatly enriched me, and I'd like to carry on as manager in the future.feedback

Sep 25 2017

Yes, I think Eden is improving a lot. For sure, he is in contention for the game against Atletico Madrid. You know that after a bad injury, after surgery, you need time. I think that he is showing that he is almost ready to play [in these types of games].feedback

Sep 25 2017

This league is not easy, especially for the striker. During the game there's a lot of contact, you must be prepared for this type of contact. Also the referee don't waste time a lot. I think it is good for the game. He adapted very well to this league, now he needs to continue to work because he has only just started down this path.feedback

Sep 25 2017

They arrived in the final twice and then last season they were beaten by Real Madrid. We have to prepare very well for this type of game. For sure, it will be a really tough game for us but we must be excited because last season we didn't play in this competition.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I think that today it was a really tough game and, for sure, on Wednesday it will be another tough game. I hope to see the same performance from him and the team.feedback

Sep 25 2017

Now we are playing in it. We will try our best. The players are fit and it is important to rest and recover for the game on Wednesday. Don't forget we have to play another tough game against Manchester City on Saturday.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I think this is very important for Chelsea. I think now he is involved in our style of football, in our ideas, he is very strong because you could see against Stoke that he made a lot of contact with the defenders. I think he is showing that he is a really complete player.feedback

Sep 25 2017

We are managing well the recovery as you know Hazard is very important for us. Now it is important to be sure that he is ready to play for the whole game. We face a tough game against a team [Atletico Madrid] that in the last years, they played always in this competition with good performances.feedback

Sep 25 2017

If I make this decision it is because I am comfortable with this decision. You must know that when you are in a great team, there are many players, you must be ready to play, to start. Also be ready to be on the bench and come in and make the difference, like he did today. I don't see any problem [with Hazard on the bench].feedback

Sep 25 2017

For sure, I think that Atletico Madrid fans don't love him because of the rivalry between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. I think it will be a really important game and we are looking forward to this type of game.feedback

Sep 25 2017

Alvaro, don't forget, in his previous experience didn't play a lot at Juventus or at Real Madrid. Now he has a great chance to show that he is a really good striker. A fantastic striker. He is very young, only 24-years-old.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I miss it, that's beyond doubt. Italy is my homeland, so once I have had some good experiences, formative experiences, important and life-changing experiences, I'll be back. I don't know when but that's the aim.feedback

Sep 25 2017

It was great also because the previous year things hadn't gone well for Chelsea, who ended up 10th in the table.feedback

Sep 25 2017 - Champions League

We weren't lucky in the draw, we've got one of the hardest groups. Atlético have done well in all the most important competitions over the last few years, reached various finals and semi-finals and have a strong side. I know Roma very well, they compete for the highest honours in Italy and will do the same in other competitions. We returned to the Champions League with great enthusiasm and we want to do our best, but we have to be careful. We just have to find a way to get through the group, and then prepare for the next draw.feedback

Sep 25 2017

If Chelsea gets through to the next round, I hope we don't meet any Italian teams.feedback

Sep 23 2017

They stay with us. If they stay in our squad it means we trust them. Honestly, in the last game I felt a really good atmosphere in the changing room – a good link between young players and old players.feedback

Sep 23 2017

I think this is the right way as the season is very long.feedback

Sep 23 2017

For Kurt, this season is very important to play. After a really bad injury, not a simple injury – don't forget he broke his leg in a bad way.feedback

Sep 23 2017

Yeah, I would have no problem [shaking Costa's hand]. I repeat, I think this is a lack of respect for my players [to talk about Costa] because Diego is an Atletico player. I think every single player was important last season, we won the title, we won the league, maybe it was a big surprise, and also to reach the final of the FA Cup. For this reason, I think every player performed in a fantastic way last season, I want to thank every single player who played last season for Chelsea and for me.feedback

Sep 23 2017

He's very good to understand which is the best position in the box to receive the ball and to anticipate where the ball is going. He's a really good guy. He's the sort of guy who you would let a daughter marry.feedback

Sep 23 2017

He is a really good guy, a polite person. However, this is a process for him, when I speak about a lot of room for improvement it also means this aspect, to be more aggressive.feedback

Sep 22 2017

I like him because he's a complete player and also he has a lot of room to improve in every situation, tactical, physical, technical aspect, he's very committed, his behaviour is always fantastic. He is a very polite player, I like this, also I like that he's a good finisher, he 'feels' the goal in every moment, he's very good and understanding which is the best position in the box to receive the ball, to understand where the ball is going.feedback

Sep 22 2017

I know Alvaro well, he's a really good guy, a good person. I think he's a good signing for Chelsea because Alvaro is only 24-years-old. I like him because he's a complete player and also he has a lot of room to improve in every situation. Tactically, physically, technically, he's very committed during the training sessions, his behaviour is always fantastic. He is a very polite player, I like this, also I like that he's a good finisher, he feels the goal in every moment.feedback

Sep 22 2017

I think for Álvaro it's the right moment to have this situation, to be the striker in a great team and don't forget with previous experiences with Juventus and Real Madrid he played but not every game, not regularly, for this reason he is at the right age to have this responsibility. He is a good player, he is a complete player, technically strong, a good leader, he has a lot of room for improvement. Morata is 24 years old which means you have possibility to work with this player for 10 years.feedback

Sep 22 2017

I repeat now: I'm not interested to talk about the past. I think the past is not important. For every player, for every single player, the past stays there. If you did well in the past, okay.feedback

Sep 22 2017

We want to thank him for what he did with this club. We wish him all the best for the future. I don't want to continue talking about this issue.feedback

Sep 21 2017

I know what happened at the end of the first half [against Arsenal] and for sure he will be ready for Atletico.feedback

Sep 20 2017

I think Charly played very well. He's trying to work a lot to improve his physical impact with this league. Don't forget this league is very strong in the physical aspect. We are working a lot with Charly in this aspect to be ready to play in this league. For sure, he's a talented player, and he has to continue in this way. When there is the opportunity, the chance, to help us, he must do this.feedback

Sep 19 2017

He had the chance to play. That is normal if you ask to play regularly with a great club, then you must deserve to play. And to deserve to take Kante's or Matic's or Fabregas' place. If you show you deserve to play and can be better than these players, I'm ready to do this. That's normal.feedback

Sep 19 2017

I don't think that, if your national team calls you up and you are 15 or 16 years old, it puts pressure on you. You must be proud of this. But, for sure, he has to work a lot to deserve another call-up to the national team.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Yes, I think we have to continue to work with him and to try and improve him, to bring him to the next step. But for sure he has good prospects at Chelsea to become a Chelsea player.feedback

Sep 19 2017

We must be pleased because this player is a Chelsea player and now it's important to work very well with him and try and improve his weaknesses. Yes, but he's a young player. I'm sure he's a good prospect for Chelsea.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Yes [Ampadu will be included]. Ampadu is a young player, but I think he has good quality. He has good prospects to become a Chelsea player. He's strong physically, good technique and personality.feedback

Sep 19 2017 - Champions League

But now we have a clear example with Christensen. Christensen played on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach and now he's in our squad. He played almost every game and now he's ready to play. Ready to play in the Champions League.feedback

Sep 19 2017

I don't think that, if your national team calls you up [Ampadu] and you are 16 years old [at the time of the call up], it puts pressure on you. You must be proud of this. But, for sure, he has to work a lot to deserve another call-up to the national team.feedback

Sep 19 2017

I think, last season, if you remember very well, Chalobah had the chance to play. Don't forget last season we won the league. Don't forget last season our midfielders were Matic, Kante and Fabregas. I think that you have to consider all these components, and then Chalobah, last season, was the fourth midfielder.feedback

Sep 19 2017

I think if you are good enough to play with a great team, you play. I think this. Every coach wants to win. I don't care if one player is a young player or an old player. If a player, an old player, 36-years-old, makes me happy and helps me to win, I pick him.feedback

Sep 19 2017

I don't care if one player is a young player or an old player. If a player, an old player, 36 years old, makes me happy and helps me to win, I pick him. It's the same if a player, a young player, 16 years old, helps me to win, I'm ready to do this also. Don't forget that my first appearance in Serie A was when I was 16. I think I'm the first person to trust in the young players, to give possibilities to them, if young players deserve this chance. If the young players give me the possibility to win. I want to win. I don't want to lose.feedback

Sep 19 2017

It's the same if a player, a young player, 16-years-old, helps me to win, I'm ready to do this also. Don't forget that my first appearance in Serie A was when I was 16. I think I'm the first person to trust in the young players, to give possibilities to them, if young players deserve this chance. If the young players give me the posisbility to win. I want to win. I don't want to lose.feedback

Sep 19 2017

He's starting to adapt himself to our style of football. I'm pleased with him. That's a good sign for us.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Don't forget last season he finished the season with a surgery in his knee. Now he's in good physical condition.feedback

Sep 19 2017

This season he's not lucky, Pedro. He started with a bad injury in the Arsenal friendly game, where he broke a bone in his face. Then he received a knock on his ankle. Now on his leg...I hope for him, but above all for our team, that he's luckier in the future. Don't forget last season he finished the season with a surgery in his knee. Now he's in good physical condition.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Bakayoko now has started to play. He's playing very well.feedback

Sep 19 2017

For sure now, Pedro is trying to recover from the last injury. It's important for him also to work. Don't forget, when you're injured you can't work.feedback

Sep 19 2017

I think, for Eden, now is the right moment to start the game and try to play the whole game. I think we have managed very well his situation. In my career I was injured a lot of times and I have a bit of experience about this situation. We are managing it very well and he is ready to start.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Now he is focused and working very well. He understands his mistake and he is ready to play.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Our work is to try and improve every single player, at the tactical aspect and the physical aspect. I think the most important thing for the players is to be open to receive new information.feedback

Sep 19 2017 - China

I think he knows very well what happened in China. He made a mistake but I think everyone in life makes mistakes.feedback

Sep 19 2017

I think Eden is a top player and he improved a lot. I think he can continue to improve and become one of the best.feedback

Sep 19 2017

No, I think the situation was very clear. It was a fall before the tackle but now it's important to move on and to look at the next game. We never respond to transfer speculation.feedback

Sep 19 2017

The best way is to look at ourselves. We need to work together and continue to improve.feedback

Sep 18 2017

Do you think we are becoming bad? For sure, it's strange. But in normal situations, we have to improve, in tactical situations, physical situations.feedback

Sep 18 2017

He played a really good game. We are focused on whether the No.9 scores or not.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - China

We have to check with the doctor, but I hope this problem is not serious. We lost Pedro against Arsenal in China as well.feedback

Sep 17 2017

The last 20 minutes, Hazard played very well. Now, on Wednesday, he will have the possibility to start the game against Nottingham Forest and complete his recovery. We hope that everything is OK after this game. Pedro took a knock to his ankle and wasn't 100 per cent fit. For this reason, I decided to make a substitution in the second half.feedback

Sep 17 2017

After the first half Pedro was a bit injured because he had a kick on his ankle and then I change it, tried to have more balance in the midfield.feedback

Sep 17 2017

David Luiz, you know very well that I don't like to comment about the referee. I didn't do this it in the past and I don't do it in the present. The only thing I can tell is you need to see what happened before the tackle. Yeah. For sure, that was a foul. For sure. But, I repeat, the referee took this decision. If he stopped the play before, it [Luiz's challenge] wouldn't matter. But, as I said before, I think we have to try to improve in all situations. We work to improve tactical and physical situations.feedback

Sep 17 2017

Sometimes the opponents deserve a red card but, instead, they carry on playing with 11 men.feedback

Sep 17 2017

I was a player and I think it can happen, this type of period, if you are not so lucky and receive red cards.feedback

Sep 17 2017

He had a muscular problem in his calf. I think it's very difficult to see him before the international break [in October]. He needs time to recover.feedback

Sep 17 2017

I'm very happy with his performance. In my opinion, for me, he played very well today. He had a lot of the ball and tried to send Willian, Pedro, our wing-backs [forward with his passes].feedback

Sep 17 2017

If he scored he played a good game, if he doesn't he didn't have a good game. But I was happy with his performance. We see different things.feedback

Sep 17 2017

I don't know [if his physicality is a problem]. In my opinion, Morata played a really good game.feedback

Sep 17 2017

I trust myself, in my methods.feedback

Sep 16 2017

Our job is difficult. Every day you have to think, you have to work very hard to try to have a good result. When the result is not good, anything can happen. We must be prepared for this.feedback

Sep 16 2017

Then, we changed our system because after that game I understood very well our team. We had no balance. In that game, they dominated us from the start until the end. I think this wasn't the right way for us.feedback

Sep 16 2017

This is our job. We must be prepared to face this situation. For this reason, we must have great patience.feedback

Sep 16 2017

It's always a pity when another coach is sacked. In the human aspect, I'm very close to Frank for this bad situation. Every coach hopes to have time to work and to try to transfer your idea, your method to your players. Sometimes you have this time, sometimes you haven't this time.feedback

Sep 16 2017

Honestly, I wasn't worried. No, because I trust, I trust in my work. I think that I trust myself and my idea, in my methods. Then it can happen that one experience can be positive or negative.feedback

Sep 16 2017

I think he's very close to being totally involved in our idea of football. I think so. He can improve a lot with the ball. We are working about this aspect. We did the same with N'Golo when he arrived here.feedback

Sep 16 2017

He's working very well and he needs a bit more time than other players to understand very well our style of football. Above all if you are a midfielder, you need time to understand the right position.feedback

Sep 16 2017

I remember they brought in Maurizio Sarri [now at Napoli] and then they re-hired me. I think in that period the problem wasn't the coach, maybe the club in that period.feedback

Sep 16 2017

If you remember he was very, very good without the ball, to win the ball, to recover the ball. Now I think you can see a complete player with the ball, without the ball. Now he's becoming better with the ball, N'Golo.feedback

Sep 16 2017

Our job is this. We must be prepared to face this type of situation. We must live with this type of pressure. When you go in your house and you know you have given 120%, I think I am happy. When I started as a manager [with Arezzo] after seven games, or nine, I don't remember, they sacked me.feedback

Sep 16 2017

I think it's normal. But I think that every coach has to be focused on the work, continue to work every day. Only through work you can improve your team and stay in one team for many years. I heard [the news stories], also because I remember during the press conference I remember a question about this betting company.feedback

Sep 16 2017

I think he's working very hard to improve this weakness. But I think now he's a complete player, he's a top player with the ball, without the ball. He always knows when he has the ball what he has to do. This is very important.feedback

Sep 16 2017

We want to work in the same way to have this process with Baka. This will be very important for him and for the team. If you remember last season I told during many press conferences about N'Golo that he could improve a lot with the ball.feedback

Sep 16 2017

This league is very tough physically. If you are not prepared for this impact you can suffer a lot. For sure I'd like to have played with him but now it's impossible.feedback

Sep 16 2017

In the last 10 days he improved a lot in the tactical aspect, also in the physical aspect. He's a powerful player, for sure a good signing for us. I think that to have in your team powerful players is very important, above all in this league.feedback

Sep 16 2017

I think Baka is a good player. He's 23 years old. Don't forget this. He has a lot of room to improve in tactical aspect and also in the physical aspect. I think Baka has been a good signing for us.feedback

Sep 16 2017

We want to improve also Baka about this aspect. Baka without the ball is a really strong player, a physical player. You can feel him during the game. I think he can improve a lot with the ball. We are working a lot on this aspect with him.feedback

Sep 16 2017

But for sure I don't change my mentality, I don't change my method, I don't change my idea of football. This is for sure. Don't forget it happened also this season after the win against Tottenham. Yes, I think every coach must be used to having these voices.feedback

Sep 13 2017

I hear this [about the depth of the squad] now after a good win but, before, you criticise me after a lot of changes. I think in that situation it is very important to give the chances, to give the opportunities to players like Christensen. Christensen is a young player from the academy.feedback

Sep 13 2017

They must understand that I trust my players. I have 17 senior players and every single player can have the chance to play.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

I think it was a perfect start for us to play our first game in the Champions League and win with a good result and score many goals.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

To play in Champions League means the coach trusts you. My message was this. I trust all my players, not only with words but with facts. First game in the Champions League, I decided to start with a rotation. We have to start a process to improve our players. We are crazy to think we could play with only 13 players like last season. So we have to improve all these players to create positive competition, between them. It's very important and I had a positive answer from my players.feedback

Sep 12 2017

This is the right process for him. Don't forget, in the team there are two players, like Pedro and Willian, who are playing very well. We must be pleased to see Eden in the team. We must have calm and do the best for the player otherwise we risk bad injury and delaying the situation. This process is good for him.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

You are never relaxed in England because you have to play a tough league and also FA Cup and also Carabao Cup.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Champions League

If you ask me the chances of last season to win the title in England it was zero. Instead we changed totally the opinion of people.feedback

Sep 11 2017

When you play this type of competition you play to try to do your best and try to win every game, to go step by step. I think we're building something important for the present, but above all for the future.feedback

Sep 11 2017

You start the competition in the same way as the other teams. We understand very well the level of this competition. Now I think the English teams have another difficulty, because the league is very tough here [in England].feedback

Sep 11 2017

He needs a bit of time to continue to improve and we must not take a stupid risk with him. He will come on to the bench.feedback

Sep 09 2017

That is most important and if he scores then I am very happy.feedback

Sep 09 2017

I think to win three in a row is important for the players because we are doing very well. It's not easy in England to win, especially if you are the champions and you start in a bad way. But I have great players and I trust them.feedback

Sep 09 2017

It is a good day for the team and for Alvaro. It is always important for a striker to score. It is important to see he is improving and always more involved in our idea of football.feedback

Sep 09 2017 - Israel

Davide Zappacosta played the game against Israel with the national team [on Tuesday] and showed he's in good physical condition. He worked with me in the national team. He knows very well which is my style of football, which is my idea.feedback

Sep 09 2017

For Davide it's a great chance. He arrives in a great club. It's important to go into this club with the right mentality. It's not easy to play for a great club, above all when, previously, you didn't.feedback

Sep 09 2017

But don't forget Torino are a good team with a great history, in the past. I know that, also, in Turin there is good pressure. But to play in another country, another type of football, it's not easy for him.feedback

Sep 09 2017

He makes good runs during the game, has good quality. He's a wing-back and usually prefers to play on the right, but can play on the left. He is ready. You'll see, very soon, his performance.feedback

Sep 08 2017

For me, the midfielders are very important because I need midfielders with specific characteristics. Danny has those. Now it's important for him to be 100 per cent fit, to recover the best physical condition and adapt himself to our style of football, and then he will be ready to advance and play with Chelsea.feedback

Sep 08 2017

Now it's not important to look in the past because the past is the past. We have to be focused on the present and the present is this. We are happy. I'm happy to work with this group of players and, at the end of the transfer market, two new players arrived in (Davide) Zappacosta and (Danny) Drinkwater. Now it's time to work together, to work with these new players, to adapt them quickly in our style of football.feedback

Sep 08 2017

It's difficult to answer. We have to wait until the end of the season and then I can reply very well.feedback

Sep 08 2017

It's time to focus on the present, the transfer window is the past.feedback

Sep 08 2017

I agree, it is a good decision. If we have a clear plan it is not important to wait until the end of the window to sell your players.feedback

Sep 08 2017

If you decide that this player has to stay then I don't see any problems.feedback

Sep 08 2017

The club tried to do its best in this window. Now it is closed and it's time to continue to work with these players and I am very happy to work with the players we have.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Turkey

If we have a clear plan it is not important to wait until the end of the window to sell your players.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Israel

He played against Israel [for Italy], which shows he is in good condition. I worked with him and he knows my style of football. For him it is more simple for him to adapt our style.feedback

Sep 08 2017

When there is a bad injury and surgery, it is normal to pay attention to his recovery. Don't forget he is an important player for us, to play soon.feedback

Sep 01 2017

The club is trying to do the best. I am ready to fight with these players.feedback

Sep 01 2017

Don't forget, 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 with the same players. The club know very well our situation.feedback

Aug 28 2017

I think my message for the fans is always the same: I'm totally committed to the club. Totally committed to improve my players and my team. I'm a coach, not a manager. I think the best of my work is on the pitch, to try and improve my players and my team.feedback

Aug 27 2017

Sometimes it is possible, sometimes it is not, but I must be focused on the pitch and to work with my players.feedback

Aug 27 2017

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.feedback

Aug 27 2017

But, I repeat, I'm ready in every case to continue to work with this group of players, with the players we have. For sure, Everton is a strong team, a really strong team. They played three games in seven days, and it's not easy.feedback

Aug 27 2017

I need to rotate my players because it's very difficult to play seven games in a month with some players.feedback

Aug 25 2017

For this reason, I think I am more relaxed and am enjoying better the situation than last season. That's my impression, anyway. Honestly. Yes, yes. I am still having language lessons. Two hours, three days a week. After one season you start to learn a lot of situations.feedback

Aug 25 2017

Yeah, when I won the league. That was the best moment for me, to let myself relax. I enjoyed that moment a lot. But now, I repeat, this is the past. Now it's important to try and write another story with Chelsea.feedback

Aug 25 2017

No. Honestly, I'm very calm. I'm relaxed much better than last season. Yeah, much better. Because you learn. You learn also to work for the new club. Last season was my first time. Now, after a year of experience, I learned a lot from the past.feedback

Aug 25 2017

You start to live with a lot of situations. Last season was totally new for me, for myself. It's normal [to have tensions], when you are at a great team, this is normal. You see it also when you stay in Italy, at a club like Juventus or Inter Milan, it's the same.feedback

Aug 25 2017

For sure, this was a big win. A big win. Usually when you have this type of win, above all in a difficult situation, as don't forget we faced Tottenham 'in emergency'. I think this type of win helps you to improve your confidence and makes you want to work harder than before.feedback

Aug 25 2017

It's not important to feel strong [in the squad]. It's important to show to be strong on the pitch.feedback

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