Mourinho: Conte Must Not Use Matic Sale As An Excuse For Failure

Matic returned to Stamford Bridge two-and-a-half years later and was a driving force as Chelsea won two Premier League titles in three seasons. Yet, despite this, Mourinho pointed to Conte's moves in the market as evidence Chelsea remain strong. The Italian has also brought in Álvaro Morata who was acquired with Diego Costa's future still uncertain.

"If they have, and I don't know if they have, but if they have, in a couple of weeks the problems are over".

"When people say, for example, Chelsea lost an important midfield player, if you lose one but you buy Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater, for example, what's the problem?" he said.

"The problem is when you sell and you don't buy". But when you sell and you keep buying, what's the problem?

He added: "For me the favourite is the champion". Always. Because for some reason [they were] the champion. "You don't need to think a lot about if you are going to come".

'I was not sure about him when I worked with him, and I don't think Carlo was because he did not play much, ' Clement said.

Fellow recruit Romelu Lukaku impressed with a brace against West Ham, while Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly - signed by Mourinho last season - were also influential. Probably a point will be an awesome result but we are not going to any match thinking that way.

"It doesn't mean you're going to win it. If we don't win, we don't win".

"I have faith in him", Mourinho said of the France global.

"There is a real good spirit amongst the players at this moment in time".

The current window closes on 31 August - nearly three weeks after the Premier League starts - in line with most of the other major European leagues, but there will be discussions next month with the view of shortening the period you can register new players.

"Probably the player that I was looking for was not a pure winger because I have pure wingers. I must be positive", Conte said. When I look to the last match, I like many things.

Such talk is common as the transfer window comes to a close and sees players like Anthony Martial continue to be linked with a move, despite scoring one and assisting another as a substitute against West Ham.

One bonus for United today is that they will not have to face the player who scored Swansea's goal at Old Trafford last season, after Gylfi Sigurdsson's transfer to Everton finally went through on Wednesday.

The Serbia worldwide has made an immediate impact in Manchester, producing a man-of-the-match display in last week's season-opening 4-0 rout of West Ham, and Robson praised the club's transfer business.

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