Italian President Sergio Mattarella began two days of talks with parties on Wednesday to seek a way out of a political crisis that will lead to the formation of the country’s 67th government since World War Two or to early elections.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said Manchester City’s summer spending improved an already “fantastic” team and the Italian is worried his side will fall further behind the Premier League leader if the Blues fail to get it right in the transfer market.
Antonio Conte questioned his side’s hunger, desire and will to fight and suggested some players at Chelsea have been guilty of complacency as his team was embarrassed by Roma to surrender leadership of its Champions League group.
For all the talk of crisis at Stamford Bridge following last week's meltdown against Burnley, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was left saluting his side on Sunday after the Blues edged Tottenham 2-1 in a match they could just as easily have lost.
Antonio Conte denied that his team sheet was intended as any kind of message to the Chelsea hierarchy after a lineup stocked with kids on the bench and a 20-year-old making his first start lost to Burnley on the opening day of their title defense.