Chelsea boss Antonio Conte expresses anger with exit reports

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Ancelotti and Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri have both been linked with the Stamford Bridge hot seat but both stories have since been denied, as Conte went on to talk about his friendship with Ancelotti.

The Belgian playmaker was given a rest in midweek by manager Antonio Conte as he sat out Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Everton in the League Cup on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.

A lack of firepower is a problem for Eddie Howe's side-they have managed just six goals in nine games, and only bottom side Crystal Palace have scored less. "If I decide to play with three midfielders, it's very important".

"And then this person has to send me a message and say "it's not true". I see in the past it happened the same with a lot of managers.

Even before winning the Premier League title in his first season, Conte was apparently frustrated by Chelsea's recruitment policy last summer.

The same newspaper also claimed that former coach Carlo Ancelotti, fresh from being sacked by Bayern Munich, has been tapped up to replace fellow Italian coach Conte. I can accept this.

"I think he's ready to start, he's ready to come on during the game and have a good impact", Conte said.

'Why put another person in this bull***t. I can accept stories that the club are prepared to sack me and the players are not happy, but putting another person in it is not right. If you want to hit me, hit me. But don't put it on other people, it is incorrect and I hate this situation'.

"I'm in touch with Carlo as he's my friend", Conte said.

Reigning champions Chelsea have made an inconsistent start to the current campaign and presently stand nine points adrift of early pacesetters Manchester City after nine games.

He also confirmed that N'Golo Kante and Victor Moses will not be available today. I can count on him in games now.

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