Chelsea are still in four competitions which wasn’t the case last season, as the Blues didn’t qualify for the Champions League and were knocked out early from the League Cup.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted that the work hasn’t been easy and he works even at home to prepare for games.
“Last season it was my first season but we didn’t play in the Champions League and in the Carabao Cup we were out after the second game,” the Blues boss explained.
“This season we are in the Champions League, through to the semi-final of the Carabao Cup and we are playing in the FA Cup, so not only is it a busy period for the players, maybe more for me because I have to prepare for each game in only three days.
“Those who know me know I prepare the game, not just to pick the 11, but from a tactical aspect. I’m working a lot in this period but that’s my job and we must be happy because it means we are in four competitions. It’s not enough to work only here [at Cobham]. I continue to work at my house, to watch videos.”