Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte Remains Coy On Contract Talks

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The Blues are now flying high at the top of the Premier League table, having built a 10-point lead over their closest rivals Tottenham heading into this weekend's round of fixtures.

Antonio Conte believes Leicester City's Champions League success is very odd for a few reasons.

Chelsea want to tie down their stars as the Blues will make return in Champions League next season and Antonio Conte does not want to lose any of his stars for the European 2017/18 campaign.

The forward admirably handled intense attention from Manchester United's defence during their 1-0 victory on Monday, continuing to attack with confidence and eventually give Chelsea full control.

Asked if Mourinho was wrong to sell De Bruyne and Lukaku, Conte said in a press conference earlier today: "It's always very hard to take always the best decision".

Conte said: "I don't understand [the reports about transfer policy] because you can read this situation and it's not true".

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"Until now it's important to be concentrated on the league and try and play game by game, to be focused".

"If you don't pay attention to one player in training and don't want to improve him, it's a lack of respect for that player".

Chelsea have signed just four players since appointing Conte as manager last summer, and only one of those - N'Golo Kante - was chosen by the Italian himself. They are a really strong team; a physical team but also with great players with good technique.

"For the young players to train with this type of player - Fabregas, Willian, [Eden] Hazard, [Diego] Costa, John Terry - is great".

"I don't like this, and I always want to face a team who want to play football and to beat us playing football".