Shock horror: Jose Mourinho aims subtle dig at Arsenal

Shock horror: Jose Mourinho aims subtle dig at Arsenal

The Manchester United manager has traded barbs with the Italian over recent weeks, with Conte claiming Mourinho was suffering from amnesia after the Portuguese branded some of his contemporaries - without naming any individuals - "clowns" for their antics on the touchline.

"I don't think it is only Morata's problem, also the other players, because we are not scoring goals, we are not conceding, but we are not creating chances".

He enjoyed a superb first season in charge, winning the English Premier League and reaching the FA Cup final with Chelsea. Chelsea have already had ten different managers in the last 15 years.

Conte became Chelsea manager at the start of the 2016/17 season.

They are level on points with Chelsea, who have played a game more, while Liverpool and Tottenham are both three points behind.

"In the first half Leicester ran more than us, they played better than us, but we knew we were playing against a good opponent, maybe the worst opponent we could have played in this moment".

"We suffered a lot".

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Asked if he took Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard off so early, due to fatigue, Conte responded: "Yes".

"It doesn't help when the fans boo and whistle after each misplaced pass".

Claude Puel welcomed Jamie Vardy back after two games out with a groin injury and the England striker, along with Riyad Mahrez, caused Chelsea no end of problems - his chasing of a long ball leading to returning captain Gary Cahill going off with a hamstring injury in the 33rd minute.

As for Fabregas, the Spaniard makes Chelsea tick and without him they lacked creativity in midfield. Chilwell's red card caused the Foxes no real issues as Marcos Alonso's late free-kick was the only real effort of note in the second-half, his curling shot palmed away confidently by Schmeichel.

Chelsea were still in disarray after the interval and Riyad Mahrez's deflected effort nearly crept in, prompting Conte to send on Willian and Pedro for Hazard and Fabregas.

Cahill was left out of the squad during the Blues tame 0-0 draw against London rivals Arsenal in the first leg of the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge. The Chelsea boss retaliated by referring to his counterpart as a "little man".

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