Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will be under more pressure to deliver in coming weeks with poor performances, bad body language on the pitch from his players, and now a fresh report by the Telegraph saying his training methods is one of the reasons for recent injuries to key players.
According to the story by Matt Law of the Telegraph, Conte is overly stretching his players and causing the hamstring injuries to three players.
Alvaro Morata first picked up the injury before the international break while N’Golo Kante was stopped in his usually marauding tracks while on duty for France against Bulgaria in a World Cup Qualifier.
Medical experts revealed to the Telegraph, that Victor Moses’ hamstring tear in Chelsea’s Premier League loss to Crystal Palace was only a confirmation of the extreme levels of stress Conte is putting his charges through in training.
Other factors mentioned were the negative effect of the international duties amid a busy schedule for the Blues in all four competitions this season.
Chelsea’s squad was already been described as thin during pre-season and while Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta were brought in on the final day of the transfer window, there is still belief Conte wanted more, especially as the Blues missed out on Fernando Llorente and Ross Barkley in the final hours of the window.
The Italian’s squad will be stretched a bit more now, with the number of players sidelined with injuries, but hopefully it will hold up and contest better than we have come to see in recent games.