Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was reportedly not in buoyant mood after Saturday’s shock defeat at Crystal Palace, tearing into his players and seeking answers from his technical team as to what went wrong, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The Italian is said to have been distraught and not happy with the performance of his players, picking out Michy Batshuayi as one man to replace in January, as per the Telegraph.
The Belgian striker has not taken the chance offered to him in the absence of Alvaro Morata, with the Spaniard’s ruled out since Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City prior to the international break.
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Conte wants to return to winning ways and is seeking answers as to why his players took their foot off the pedal in the loss at Selhurst Park.
His ways of reacting to defeats might remind people of his timee at Juventus. Andrea Pirlo, with whom he worked there, and could soon reunite if rumors of joining his backroom staff at Chelsea are true, once said Conte’s post match words “assault you”, as reported by Football Italia.
The Blues have lost three times already this season including the opening day loss to Burnley and Conte wants to rectify the problem before a repeat of the 2015 title defense is repeated at Stamford Bridge.