Conte Comments On Chelsea Future

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At his press conference on Friday, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte left the door open to a summer exit from Stamford Bridge.

The England forward missed the 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town, as well as the FA Cup stalemate against his former club Fleetwood Town last weekend with a tight groin, but manager Claude Puel has confirmed that he is available for selection against the Blues.

Chelsea's focus returns to the Premier League on Saturday for a potentially tricky encounter when Leicester City visit Stamford Bridge.

The Gunners head into the game looking to get back to winning ways in the top flight after their goalless draw with Chelsea in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final clash on Wednesday night.

When Jamie Vardy fired narrowly wide from a tight angle moments later, Conte wore a thunderous expression on the touchline as he contemplated Chelsea's lethargic start. In fact, it's only two full days' or rest between Arsenal and Leicester City, though at least both are at home.

Crystal Palace took a further step towards Premier League survival with a 1-0 victory over Burnley which extended the visitors' winless run to seven games. West Brom, who have gone 20 league matches without a win, have only scored 16 goals all season and they come up against a Brighton side that has failed to score in eight of their 11 away games. The best bet in the over 2.5 goals.

Conte was then asked if he was surprised by the speculation surrounding his job, to which he said: "I'm not surprised because we're not talking about my work". The Foxes are also winless in their last 12 away Premier League games against "big six" opposition (W0 D3 L9) - losing each of the last five. For example Iheanacho is a young player, arrived this season, and he will stay with us.

A very short list for Chelsea, who will be without latest singing Ross Barkley, but otherwise should be fully fit.

Swift improvement is needed if his first-team stars are to take anything from their trip to west London, with Chelsea having scored 10 goals and conceded only one in their last four home matches.