Chelsea's title defence will be my toughest test yet: Conte

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Antonio Conte expects the 2017-18 season to be the most hard of his managerial career as he continues to insist his Chelsea squad is too small for their Premier League defence. I haven't a lot of time to explain a lot of these reasons. "I'm sure about this".

When Cont was asked on Friday about how he would respond to a big-money offer for Hazard, he replied: "We are trying to buy the players, not to sell them".

Conte will undoubtedly be one of the first people to feel regret over his sale in the event United do prove Matic's worth, although the Chelsea chief will perhaps be absolved of any responsibility in the sale.

Despite spending over £100 million on Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger, Conte believes his squad is painfully short of strength in depth. I hope I am mistaken.

The situation nevertheless leaves the defending champions now depending on a core squad staying fit in order to retain the title, perhaps explaining why Conte elaborated on how fortunate they'd been last season with injuries more than ever before.

"It is very important to improve our squad", he said.

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Conte anticipates the most hard season of his career and wants Chelsea to make additions to his small squad before the transfer window closes at the end of this month.

Conte's angst was clear when he was pressed on the transfer situation during a media briefing on Friday. Everyone can see the situation, not because the coach shouts "I want this and this". "We have to wait for the best moment, the best solution".

"It's important for me that the club knows my opinions about the number that we need".

Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects Alexis Sanchez to "respect" his decision not to allow the Chilean forward to leave the club.

"If I don't feel the pressure, then I put myself under pressure", he said. "But we are trying to do this". I consider Arsenal one of the six teams ready to fight to win the title.

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