Unhappy Antonio Conte questions Chelsea’s ability to defend their title

• After defeat by Crystal Palace the Italian raises problem of injuries
• Victor Moses joins injury list but Álvaro Morata could return against Roma

Antonio Conte has warned that Chelsea will find it difficult to defend the title after their shock defeat by Crystal Palace and questioned whether his squad is strong enough to compete on several fronts.

In an echo of his frustration in the summer about the club’s failure to acquire a number of key transfer targets in preparation for their involvement in the Champions League Chelsea’s manager bemoaned his team’s lack of depth after an insipid performance away to the Premier League’s bottom side led to the champions slipping nine points behind Manchester City at the top.

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• After defeat by Crystal Palace the Italian raises problem of injuries• Victor Moses joins injury list but Álvaro Morata could return against RomaAntonio Conte has warned that Chelsea will find it difficult to defend the title after their shock defeat by Crystal Palace and questioned whether his squad is strong enough to compete on several fronts.In an echo of his frustration in the summer about the club’s failure to acquire a number of key transfer targets in preparation for their involvement in the Champions League Chelsea’s manager bemoaned his team’s lack of depth after an insipid performance away to the Premier League’s bottom side led to the champions slipping nine points behind Manchester City at the top. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/15/chelsea-face-difficult-season-fighting-four-fronts-antonio-conte

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