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Chelsea’s defence was hailed as the best in the Premier League last season, but the Blues have been shaky at the back this season.

The Blues have conceded 10 goals in 9 games already this term, and Conte has admitted that the team needs to work more to find the solution to the defensive woes.

He said: “When you concede five goals or seven goals in the last three games, for sure you have to try to understand what doesn’t work. I have to try to improve the situation. We have to continue to work.

“When you play every three days it’s very difficult to work on tactical aspects and physical aspects and pay attention to every detail. Sometimes you have to play a game without training.

“Yesterday for example I say we are working 70 per cent less than last season but it is normal this. We have to try to find the solution to be more solid. We have to try find the way to recover the injured players very soon.

“But we scored eight goals in the last three games. The better thing is to stay more in the middle and between the two aspects and try to improve your team.”

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