NEVIN: THIS IS WHAT ANTONIO CONTE HAS BEEN DOING DURING THE INTERNATIONAL BREAK

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Chelsea great Pat Nevin believes the international break has given Chelsea boss Antonio Conte an opportunity to rest and also plan his summer signings.

“For the manager more than anyone else it [international break] has been an opportunity to take stock,” Nevin wrote in Chelsea’s official website.

“He will have had a chance to recharge, though he never looks as if he needs that, and maybe even get a bit of family time which he has certainly missed since he arrived in London.

“It also gave him a little more time to involve himself in that other vitally important piece of work – planning for the future.

“The club is continually working on planning ahead for the next season and beyond, but having a good solid period to interact about who the manager wants to acquire going forward is of paramount importance.

“The focus is mostly on trying to win the league and the FA Cup, but there is so much more to the job, so many ideas to juggle and so little time to do it.

“Clearly a little more strength in depth will be added. Every good organisation knows, especially in football, that it is always best to strengthen when you are doing well.”

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