Published: Sun, January 28, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Chelsea injuries mount; Barkley to start

Chelsea injuries mount; Barkley to start

Conte clearly indicated that his preference would have been not to play Barkley as he is yet to complete his road back to full fitness, having missed the entire opening half of the season due to the aforementioned injury.

Stamford Bridge chiefs have consistently claimed over the years that the manager has final approval on all transfers and are angry with him for suggesting otherwise.

"I don't have a big impact in the transfer market", he told reporters.

Antonio Conte cuts the figure of a "very unhappy" man, says Jamie Redknapp, as speculation surrounding the Chelsea head coach's future intensifies.

The Blues' search for a tall striker has seen them turn to the Bosnia-Herzegovina worldwide, who boasts Premier League experience following his time at Manchester City.

Chelsea chose a rather annoying time to finally lose a match in which César Azpilicueta started as captain, as the Blues crashed out of the League Cup in the second-to-last stage with Wednesday's 2-1 loss at the Emirates.

"On the back of Alexis Sanchez going, it's a fantastic answer from the rest of the camp how united they are, how they believe in what they are doing and how good they can be".

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A horrendous error from Germany worldwide Antonio Rudiger, who scored an own goal to bring the two teams on the level was enough for Arsenal to score another and seal a final clash against Manchester City in the finals of the Carabao Cup with 2-1 victory on aggregate.

"I felt that in January we paid a heavy price for uncertainty in our dressing-room", said the 68-year-old. "We don't have many players to make (attacking) substitutions", Conte said.

"We started the game very well, we scored and then we conceded a unusual goal from a deflection".

Now we know we have to deal with that and get on by everybody giving a little bit more.

It came only two days after Sanchez's drawn-out transfer to Manchester United was completed, with the Gunners getting Henrikh Mkhitaryan in return.

"We are open to strengthening the team and the squad but we are not close to signing anybody".

Xhaka said: "I think if you play a final you want to win the trophy, so we go to the game against City and think we can win this game".

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