Chelsea boss Antonio Conte playing mind games with Jurgen Klopp


Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has started the mind games with Jurgen Klopp ahead of his side’s game with Liverpool at Anfield next weekend. The Italian believes the Reds are favourites due to the Blues’ tougher schedule ahead of the Champions League midweek
Both sides picked up impressive victories this weekend: the Blues thrashed West Brom 4-0, while the Reds dispatched Southampton 3-0.
Conte is upset that the Reds have an extra day of rest due to their Champions League game with Sevilla on Tuesday and the champions not only playing 24 hours later, but facing a tougher trip to Qarabag in Azerbaijan than the south of Spain to take on Sevilla.
“For sure who prepares these fixtures must pay great attention,” Conte said after victory at the Hawthorns.
“Don’t forget now we have another problem because we are going to play at Qarabag on Wednesday and then we go back to London at five, six o’clock, but we have another great game against Liverpool on Saturday. Is it normal, this? I don’t think.
“If someone wants more balance in this league I think they must pay greater attention before to prepare the fixtures.”
Chelsea have a three point advantage over the Merseysiders, but cannot rest players midweek due to Roma currently topping the group and Atletico Madrid just four back with Diego Simeone’s side still to travel to Stamford Bridge.

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