Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte Attributes Composure on Touchline to Yoga


And Chelsea would also be afraid of criticism from fans and local press by selling an important player in the middle of a season with Premier League and Champions League being played.

Chelsea sits 3 in the table, but with a game against Arsenal in hand, the Blues can replace Manchester United for the second spot. Since then, he has been dropped on a number of occasions and a recent unfortunate knee injury has only added further misery to his fate.

"Conte would prefer not to risk any disquiet behind the scenes if Luiz, Batshuayi, or any other Chelsea player, decides they want to leave Stamford Bridge this month", Law wrote. I think it's right to finish his career in this way.

But Conte said: "My expectation for all the players we have in the squad is to stay here and to try to continue to work".

Conte said: "I trust in my club and I'm sure they will take the best decision for the team". The transfer market is a task for the club.

"I repeat, I give my opinion - I am only a coach. We want to try to get three points, to give satisfaction to our fans".

Chelsea's Brazilian defender David Luiz
Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte Attributes Composure on Touchline to Yoga

The Italian manager was left frustrated after watching the club's record purchase Alvaro Morata miss a couple of gilt-edged chances in Wednesday's riveting 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Conte has maintained that Luiz's omission was for tactical reasons but media reports have constantly suggested there is a rift between the Brazilian and his manager, and the 30-year-old has been linked with several top clubs.

"In the last two games he was unlucky but I was very happy with his work for the team and his commitment".

Conte says his participation on transfers is limited to making suggestions to director Marina Granovskaia, who leads on recruitment.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has turned to yoga in a bid to curb his hyperactive touchline antics.

His recent absence from the XI has triggered speculation about a move, including links with London rivals Arsenal.