Chelsea's Conte unhappy with lack of preparation time


"They are a strong team, good coach, a good identity & great organisation, especially offensively".

After beating Qarabag in the Champions League in midweek, Chelsea arrived back at Cobham from Azerbaijan at 5 a.m. on Thursday, with their plane requiring two attempts to land at Gatwick as a result of hard conditions.

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"If you ask me about the present I can answer but the past is not right to give an answer on".

Conte said: "It was a problem to land because there was a lot of wind".

"In these circumstances, you feel a bit afraid and scared but the captain was very good".

Manchester City lead the way this season with a whopping 34 points taken from their first 12 league games.

Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte
LIVERPOOL FC Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte will do battle on the touchline at Anfield

"And I think all of the players, we all switched off a little bit and we thought that at 3-0 it was going to be a little bit hard for the opposition (to come back)", the 25-year-old Brazilian conceded.

Containing the threat of their former player Mohamed Salah will be key to Chelsea's hopes at Anfield. He's a good player and very unsafe.

Klopp is aware things could have been very different had Chelsea given Salah a chance, and ahead of the game, he said: "He's improved a lot for sure, physically".

'Salah is a good player, he's very unsafe, hes a technical player but fast the same time, very fast, very strong, very good in one versus one, very good at finishing. That being said, I don't think Chelsea will be losing too much sleep over that sale, he simply didn't fit in with their system at that time but it's great to see how well he's performing under Jurgen Klopp.

Employing the same tactics might allow Mane and Salah to find some holes and I have no doubt the latter of that pair will be very motivated going into this game against his former side.

"If he would've played already better at Chelsea, we would not have him probably in this moment, so I'm happy about the situation".

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