Conte: Chelsea don't deserve to be among Premier League faves

Conte: Chelsea don't deserve to be among Premier League faves

Conte: Chelsea don't deserve to be among Premier League faves

"He hasn't proven himself in the Premier League", "He has never started consistently in his career", "He had a poor preseason" - these are just some of the comments I have heard from friends who follow Chelsea and pundits who know a lot about the game.

Unless Antonio Conte can organise his men into an astonishing comeback, they will be only the second defending champions to lose their first game of the following campaign. "We solved a lot in this summer, and for this reason it's very important to try to improve our squad because we have one more competition".

If you were to judge him by body language alone you would not think Antonio Conte was a manager now in possession of the Premier League title.

"If Conte needs a few players, the best thing is for the club to do that.' Crespo told Daily Mail". Additionally, Alvaro Morata is expected to start against Burnley since Conte did mention that the player is improving and getting comfortable with the manager's style of football.

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Chelsea have sold midfielder Nemanja Matic to Manchester United and Diego Costa is also poised to leave.

Bookmakers, with one eye on making headlines, have Conte as 7-2 favourite to follow Mourinho's lead and get the sack the season after winning the title at Chelsea.

This season will undoubtedly be tougher, though.

Almost a week on from attracting a fair bit of criticism for his substitute appearance in the Community Shield, the Spanish global made his home debut for the club, again coming on from the bench in Chelsea's Premier League opener against Burnley. The Clarets opted for weaker opposition in pre-season, but nonetheless did well to win four of five fixtures, defeating very good Celta Vigo side in final warm-up game.

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Belgium's Michy Batshuayi is the only experienced alternative for the Italian.

The season starts with uncertainty surrounding the future of a number of high-profile players. "I'm not saying they're completely conflicting". Sanchez is now out with an abdominal injury, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, while Coutinho has missed training sessions this week with a reported back injury and could be unavailable against Watford on Saturday.

To be a serious threat domestically and in the Champions League, Morata has to find the net on a regular basis from the outset of the campaign and Bakayoko has to fill the void left in the midfield upon his return from injury. Playing as a striker, he didn't score in either match.

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