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WATCH: Antonio Conte’s pre Newcastle press conference

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte stated that he fully accepts the fine the FA have handed out to him, in relation to his sending off against Swansea in midweek.

The Italian coach, who was sent to the stands for remonstrating with the fourth official, did say that he hopes that Referee Neil Swarbrick will also learn from the experience, and be more aware of teams trying to waste time in the future.

Conte also confirmed, that he was happy with the squad players that came into the starting XI for the 1-0 victory over Swansea and spoke of the need for squad rotation, as we head into a hectic round of December and January fixtures.

The former Juventus coach mentioned that David Luiz will again be missing due to a knee injury, but he laughed off suggestions that a deal has already been agreed with Real Madrid for the defender in January.

Conte, also admitted, that it is becoming increasingly difficult to catch Man City at the top of the Premier League, although his side must keep trying, and the best approach is simply to take each game at a time.

 

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