"He could be in contention for the Norwich game". With the winter transfer window open, Conte believes Chelsea must recruit before allowing any players to move on. Rudiger was yet another player to score against Stoke and the Germany international credibly offers greater physicality and mobility than Cahill though he lacks the 32-year-old's craft and guile. When Conte is in charge of so much, Costa is but one.
Yesterday, we had already covered a short story from Globo Esporte, in which the website claimed that the Chelsea board had decided not to let the defender go, regardless of his bad relationship with manager Antonio Conte. All the players we have in our squad, we want to continue here because our squad is not big.
And Chiellini's comments earlier this week seem to back up Conte's insistence that he is set to remain at Juventus.
Costa, though, is a striker through and through. Costa was a cold-blooded and ruthless animal in the box.
"It is not a lucky period for him", Conte told a news conference.
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Both teams, desperate for a better spot on the table, faced each other with maximum tenacity.
Batshuayi scored the goal that won Chelsea the title against West Brom at the Hawthorns, but Conte has still continually chose to overlook the Belgian.
"Extend my contract with Juventus?" The players that we send on loan, they are playing. The Chelsea superstar has seen his status at Stamford Bridge come under question amidst reports of a bust-up with the manager and has also been linked with Manchester United and others.
The point is essentially that it's important to take note of the differences between the two.
"In the last couple of days he worked with us".
If Morata had the fight of Costa or Costa had the brain of Morata they would each be perfect.