Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has reiterated his desire to bring in new players before the transfer window slams
shut although the Blues fans will hope Spain international Cesc Fabregas remains at Stamford Bridge this season.
The new Stamford Bridge boss has added Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante to his ranks since taking over but is still
on the lookout for further summer arrivals.
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and Eduardo from Dinamo Zagreb have been linked with moves – and Conte says they
are working hard to improve the squad.
“It’s very difficult to speak about the transfer policy before the game. It’s important to speak about the players
with the club at the right moment’, he said at Friday’s press conference ahead of the clash at Watford.
“I repeat, we are waiting for the right solution to improve Chelsea. We need to sign some players, we are working
Conte has defended Diego Costa’s demeanour ‒ and joked he ‘has to calm himself down before his players’.
Costa, who was fortunate not to be sent off at Stamford Bridge, netted a dramatic last-gasp winner against West Ham
on Monday night.
The striker was booked in the first-half and escaped without another booking in the second period when he caught
Hammers keeper Adrian with a reckless challenge.
Conte refused to criticise his striker despite the controversy surrounding their Premier League victory.
“Diego is a passionate footballer and sometimes it can seem like he is always on the edge when he plays,’ the
“But I think that Diego is a good guy and a good player. He puts his passion into football when he plays.