Conte: We must sign before letting stars leave

Conte: We must sign before letting stars leave

Wednesday's Premier League encounter and a two-legged Carabao Cup semifinal tie give Blues boss Antonio Conte the perfect opportunity to finally lay the ghost of last season's disappointing FA Cup final loss to the Gunners to rest. And that's the case of Globo Esporte.

"I'm very happy to work with these players, also because we are working for year and a half now and now there is a fantastic mentality", he added. It goes without saying that Costa needed to leave Chelsea.

The Italian side-stepped questions on transfers, with David Luiz still the subject of speculation after playing once since October. I'm happy with his commitment, he worked hard for the team and they are the most important things for me.

The outcome of the match has followed a recent trend where against all odds Arsene Wenger's men who in the past have found it difficult to produce against Chelsea, somehow shut their critics with wonderful results. Where Morata is technically perfect, Costa is rough around every single edge. To hear this is a great emotion for me.

"I just try to do my work".

However, at the same time, the Italian has admitted that he cannot afford to lose any of his players without acquiring any suitable replacement. Costa was a cold-blooded and ruthless animal in the box.

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Both teams, desperate for a better spot on the table, faced each other with maximum tenacity. "The goal is coming".

The Blues are interested in Vidal, with Conte looking to reunite with his former charge, while Lemar has popped up on their radar.

A disbelieving Conte beat the turf in frustration, admitting the wasted chances cost third-placed Chelsea as they try to catch runaway leaders Manchester City. "It is impossible to sell one player or send one on loan unless we take another player".

And Chiellini's comments earlier this week seem to back up Conte's insistence that he is set to remain at Juventus.

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