Conte's side have looked a little short of match fitness in Singapore and the Italian is determined to ensure his squad will be better prepared for the new season than former manager Jose Mourinho's team were after they won the 2014-15 title. "We know it will be difficult next season and we will try and avoid what happened to Mourinho's side at the start of 2015. Two years ago Chelsea finished 10th and that cannot happen again," Conte told reporters.
Conte says Morata has to improve his physical condition to fit with his idea of football, but the player is working well. #CFCTourJuly 29, 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte eager to avoid another ‘Mourinho season’ https://t.co/yaJxw0EWbx pic.twitter.com/IeCXePXagt — Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) July 29, 2017The Italian will also be hoping he can add depth to his side ahead of the season opener against Burnley on Aug. 12 as he bids to avoid the fate of Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri, who were both fired the season after they won the Premier League. "The coaches of the previous two champions -- Chelsea and Leicester -- both lost their jobs and we are working very well to find the best solutions and use them," Conte said. "We have a lot of young players and it is necessary to try and develop them."
Conte on Morata: 'We must give him the right time to adapt to our way of football but he should be pleased with his performance.' #CFCTour— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 25, 2017