Telegraph journalist: Conte wanted to get rid of half the team at Chelsea

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Former Chelsea mentor Antonio Conte wanted the club to get rid of about half of the squad. It was reported by Telegraph journalist Matt Law on his Twitter.

However, the club management did not satisfy the requirements of the Italian specialist.

Recall that in his first season at Chelsea, Conte led the club to the Premier League title. But at the end of last season, he was dismissed, as the team took fifth place in the Premiership, and was also knocked out from the Champions League, losing to Barcelona (1:1 and 0:3) in the round of 16.

Last summer, Chelsea were headed by another Italian, Maurizio Sarri.

Under his leadership, the Londoners are ranked sixth in the Premier League standings after 26 rounds. In the last three away matches, the Pensioners suffered defeats with a total score of 0:12.

(Reporting by Dan McGlush, editing by Valerie Cooper)

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