Chelsea still a work in progress admits Conte

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 20, 2017

The Spurs have grabbed headlines this week after securing the services of Davinson Sanchez in an effort to strengthen the side defensively.

Morata was the aiming to become the first Chelsea player since Diego Costa in 2014 to score in his first two Premier League games and he had the ideal opportunity after five minutes.

"No", Mourinho said. "If they have problems the problems are going to finish in a couple of weeks because in a couple of weeks the market is closed and they don't have problems anymore". With a straight red card for Gary Cahill early and then a second yellow for Cesc Fabregas, they fell to Burnley, 3-2.

TOTTENHAM'S TERRIBLE FORM at Wembley Stadium continued on Sunday evening as two goals, including a dramatic late victor, from Spaniard Marcos Alonso earned Chelsea their first win of the new season.

On the other hand, Tottenham had a comfortable win against Newcastle in their opening game of the season.

The Blues have been preparing for what is likely to be a tricky first away fixture of the season, with the pressure on to bounce back from a shock opening day defeat to Burnley at Stamford Bridge last Saturday.

He said: 'We need to push Tottenham.

Pochettino revealed Morata rejected the chance to join Spurs two years ago for fear of competing with Kane and a week after Conte signed the Spain global, he described Kane as his ideal striker.

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Erik Lamela (hip) and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou remain unavailable.

These two sides last met at Wembley. Last season we started to build this foundation and we won.

The Spaniard earned Chelsea the lead with two minutes to go at the Northwest London venue, having opened the scoring in the first half with a powerful free kick. "But there's no hiding how big Sunday's match is to all of us".

Controversial striker Diego Costa remains AWOL in Brazil and appears incredibly unlikely ever to play for Antonio Conte again as he seeks to force through a return to Atletico Madrid before the transfer window slams shut on 31 August. "Why not? I hope because this could be a fantastic challenge for me and also for the club, to stay together and also to play with this team in a new stadium".

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