Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: “We have players in our team who are not used to playing three games in a week.” Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Antonio Conte has conceded Chelsea’s “thin” senior squad will force him to take risks in his team selection in the weeks ahead with a perceived lack o(...)

Antonio Conte: will be forced to juggle his squad against Crystal Palace in the absence of key midfielder N’Golo Kante and leading scorer Alvaro Morata. Photograph: Ian Kingston/AFP

Antonio Conte has said he must plan for the next month without N’Golo Kante after the midfielder sustained a hamstring injury while on international (...)

Spain’s  Gerard Pique exercises next to Jordi Alba and head coach Julen Lopetegui during a training session in Las Rozas, near Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Thiago Alcantara was saddened by Spain fans abusing Gerard Pique at an open training session on Monday night, but said the Barcelona defender was unaf(...)

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte said he  great determination in Eden Hazard. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Antonio Conte is intent upon coaxing “decisive moments” from Eden Hazard in every appearance as the Belgium forward seeks to establish himself as one (...)

Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring their first goal with manager Antonio Conte. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Antonio Conte has expressed dismay at the decision to stage Chelsea’s much anticipated game against Manchester City on Saturday, claiming he will only(...)

Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring his side’s late winner in the  Champions League  match against  Atletico at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid 1 Chelsea 2 “This is the right moment to understand where we are,” Antonio Conte had said on the eve of this game, and the answer he (...)

 Eden Hazard: expected to feature for Chelsea in the Champions League tie away to Atlético Madrid at the  Estadio Metropolitano.   Photograph:  John Walton/PA Wire

Antonio Conte will hand Eden Hazard a second start of the season in the daunting Champions League tie at Atlético Madrid, confident the Belgian will (...)

 Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata scores his side’s  fourth goal to complete his hat-trick against Stoke City. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

If there were any Chelsea fans still worrying whether they would make a better fist of defending their Premier League title than the previous attempt(...)

Antonio Conte has thanked Diego Costa for his contribution to Chelsea after the striker left for Atletico Madrid. Photo: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

Head coach Antonio Conte thanked Diego Costa for his contribution at Chelsea on Friday, but declined to discuss the fractious conclusion to the strike(...)

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi  shoots past Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Stephen Henderson  to scores his side’s second goal during the Carabao League Cup third round match  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP

Chelsea 5 Nottingham Forest 1 Michy Batshuayi scored a hat-trick as Chelsea provided a glimpse of the future with a 5-1 Carabao Cup rout of Nottingha(...)