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Antonio Conte claps back at former Chelsea boss over injury claims

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was not pleased with Jose Mourinho’s comment after the Red Devils maintained their 100% record in the UEFA Champions League so far this term winning all their first three games and conceding none. Manchester United have been plagued with some injuries worries so far this season, but have been grinding out result in the absence of some key players having lost key midfielders Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick to injury and are left with just two recognized midfielders in Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera, but, the Portuguese tactician couldn’t resist a dig at his colleagues after United’s victory against the Portuguese side.

Jose Mourinho as quoted in his post-match conference after United’s victory against Benfica, he said;

“I never speak about injuries, he also added,

“Other managers cry and cry and cry – I don’t cry. The way to do it is ignore the players who are injured, to give confidence to the players are available.

“I can cry for the next five minutes if you like. We don’t have Zlatan, Pogba, Fellaini, Marcos Rojo.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wasted no time in clapping back at the former Chelsea boss after claiming the Portugese tactician should focus on his own team rather than monitoring Chelsea’s situation.

Antonio Conte on Jose Mourinho, he said;

“A lot of time Mourinho has to see what happens at Chelsea,” He also added,

“I think he has to think about himself.

Mourinho has to look at what happened and think about his own team.”

The Blues have been hit with injury worries this season having lost key midfielder N’Golo Kante, Victor Moses and summer signing Danny Drinkwater to injury. Brazilian defender David Luiz who put the blues ahead in the Blues 3-3 draw against Roma at the Bridge yesterday might have added to the Blues growing injury list after been subbed off in the second half with a suspected calf injury. Antonio Conte must be worried going into the weekend as they welcome an in form Watford team to the Bridge on Saturday and will be hoping the Blues can return to winning ways after failing to win any of their last three games.

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