Chelsea are not title favourites - Conte dismisses champions prospects

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The Express report Conte said: "Pedro is not available tomorrow because he's suffering from an injury, picked up during the Arsenal".

However, Conte is thought to be out to further bolster his squad as they also prepare for a return to the Champions League this season.

"This season is gonna be very different than the last season". They are already killing me so I know what awaits me.

The odds makers have Antonio Conte's side as one of the favorites to win the league, but there is quite a bit working against the reigning champions as the new season dawns.

"I think he's got all the tools to do that".

"But sometimes you must accept this insane transfer market, and sometimes you must accept different decisions".

I think that Mark Hughes is going to be an early managerial casualty in the Premier League this season.

Shearer, whose £15million switch from Blackburn to Newcastle in 1996 set a new world record transfer fee, also admitted his astonishment at Neymar's bank-breaking move from Barcelona to Paris St Germain and forecast a knock-on effect for other clubs.

All of the teams play each other across the football season to see who will come out on top and be crowned the champions of the group - and the best team in English football. Chelsea is an incredibly strong team, however, there are areas in that Manchester City can exploit, Victor Moses isn't a natural made wing-back hence why Chelsea were chasing Alex Sandro, Pep can really do damage to Chelsea if he gets Sane, Sterling or Bernardo Silva to run at him.

Lukaku scored the United goal, in the 62nd minute, but could have barely missed it such was the simplicity of the chance.

But the Arsenal boss has told Conte to make use of his 20 players out on loan, including Ruben Loftus Cheek, the midfielder having joined Crystal Palace on a temporary basis this summer.

"I managed to adapt to Serie A and I will do the same in England even if I still need to understand what Conte really wants because he is asking me something that nobody has ever asked me before". Yet in only one of those finals was he a starter - starting, and scoring, for Juventus during a two-year spell in Italy that saw the Old Lady go down to Barcelona in 2015. "I think we just have to accept it and move on".