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Antonio Conte: 'Alvaro Morata needs time'

Antonio Conte: 'Alvaro Morata needs time'”

"The club knows very well what is my opinion".

Chelsea begin their title defence Saturday at home against Burnley and Conte expects tougher campaign than the one before.

Head coach Antonio Conte provided a fitness update ahead of the game at Stamford Bridge, revealing Pedro has not recovered from a problem he sustained before being sent off in the Community Shield against Arsenal last week.

Costa, who scored 20 goals last season as the Blues won the Premier League glory, has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid who are now under a transfer ban.

"He is starting to understand what I want from him during games", Conte told reporters today.

Conte said there was "no news" on Costa, who is expected to leave in the transfer window.

"The situation is clear and I stop". "He needs time. The striker is an important role".

Pedro's absence and Chelsea's general shortage of options could force Conte to start Morata alongside Michy Batshuayi against Burnley, though he admitted the Spain worldwide is still some way off being fully adapted to his tactical demands.

Asked about the transfer market, the Italian said in a press conference: "I am the coach of this team and my job is to improve the team and the players. I think also in this season, this will happen". My aim is to try to improve my players, to try to improve my team. "This role is the most hard to adapt to then the other roles".

"[They have improved from last year] in the way they work in the training session".

"I think I have for sure a good relationship with the club, with my owner", Conte asserted.

Fellow summer signing Rudiger is available and could make his debut on the right of a back three, with Cesar Azpilicueta shifting to wing-back in order to fill in for the suspended Victor Moses.



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