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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

10 Agosto 2017, 07:03 | Cornelio Vivanco

The bounce was gone from his hair, the sparkle gone from his eyes.

Chelsea made an inauspicious start to the season on Sunday as Courtois and Morata squandered spot-kicks to hand Arsenal victory on penalties in the Community Shield. "I went, and then obviously we were 2-1 or 3-1 down and mentally it's different". One word I would describe him as is "intense".

Chelsea stayed relatively injury-free as they claimed the title by seven points last term but this season they will have to deal with Champions League football.

"They're going to be tested, 100%", he said. "I'm sure about this". But are Chelsea making it more hard that it needed to be? We need a healthy squad and a very high quality squad.

"If we're talking about quality, I still think Chelsea have that quality, but when Conte was at Juventus he used to do the same thing in the summer".

But this summer has been less than rosy for club, with the manager reportedly frustrated by the lack of top signings and the number of departures.

"Morata needs to work but this is normal", Conte.

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero joined on a free transfer from Manchester City, with defensive midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and centre-back Antonio Rudiger the other additions. "I think this player is a good prospect for the Chelsea team, for the present and for the future", Conte explained to David Jones in an interview with Sky Sports Premier League. Within six months, he was gone as Blues boss.

Chelsea begin their new campaign against Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon and Conte has given Blues fans a boost by suggesting that new £70.6million signing Morata could start. In the end, the frustrations of butting his head against the Chelsea board time and time again took its toll, with a drained Mourinho leaving the club before the turn of the year.

This season, both Serie A and the Bundesliga will be using the video assistant review system, or VAR, which Major League Soccer starting deploying this past weekend.

Of course, his age will come into it, but if Conte, who is a big fan of the Italian, really wants his man, Abramovich shouldn't have too much trouble stumping up that pesky sum. Without that energy, though, is he the same manager?

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