Chelsea manager Antonio Conte may have little to worry about at the moment, with his side enjoying a 12-match winning run that has seen them cruise to the top of the league, but it seems the Italian has fallen victim to injury after recently picking up a calf strain.
Having admitted earlier on in the season that he enjoys a gentle jog around Chelsea’s Cobham training ground, Conte confessed on Friday that he may have pushed himself too hard as he sought to keep up with assistant manager Steve Holland and Carlo Cudicini.
“I have a big problem in my calf,” he said. “But the fault is Carlo Cudicini and Steve Holland because I wanted to run with them and I paid for it because they ran very strong.”
He added: “I am getting better. ”
Renowned for his energetic and animated antics on the sideline, Conte insisted he won’t be taking it easy during Saturday’s game against Stoke.
When asked if he’ll be sitting down for the match, he replied: “No, no, no, no, no!
“But during the game against Crystal Palace I suffered a lot by standing up.”
Following this, Conte also admitted that captain John Terry had returned to training.
“John trained this week with us, know he’s finding the right shape. It’s important for us to bring him in when he’s in the best shape.”