Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has urged Chelsea fans to be patient because it’s not easy fighting in all four competitions while building a new team.
Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater, Davide Zappacosta, Willy Caballero and Antonio Rudiger joined Chelsea during the summer.
“I am very happy to work with my players,” Conte said.
“It’s normal when you are creating a base, you must have to have patience to work, especially with new players. New players need a bit of time to adapt to our idea of football, to adapt themselves to this league. It’s not simple, but the most important thing is to have the will to work and improve every day.
“We faced last season with only 13 players. This season we tried to add two or three players, and to have 16 senior players to face every competition.
“When you are starting a path, you must have patience, and then to build and bring in one or two players. It’s not simple to face all the competitions in a moment you are building.”