Wednesday 26 October 2016

Under-fire Conte urges patience

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte has called for patience as he attempts to implement his style of play and bring an end to Chelsea's struggles that have seen them suffer back-to-back defeats against potential Premier League title rivals.

After a promising start to the campaign, Chelsea's progress under Conte has been undermined after they were thoroughly outplayed by Liverpool and Arsenal in recent weeks to leave them in eighth place on 10 points from six games, already eight points behind leaders Manchester City.

They will expect to stop the rot when they travel to face an out-of-sorts Hull City side today.

"Never it is good when you lose two games. I think in these games we saw and we learned a lot of important things," Conte (above) said. "We finished in 10th last season... it means we had problems. We need to understand we don't have a magic wand to change the situation in three or four months."

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