During the 2017 summer transfer window, Antonio Conte has released various players from the team out on loan deals and this is something that has turned into a big concern for different managers as the team of Conte will have much more matches to play due to their automatic qualification for the upcoming season of the UEFA Champions League.
Mario Pasalic, Jamal Blackman, Kurt Zouma, Tomas Kalas, Matt Miazga, Michael Hector, Tammy Abraham, Ola Aina Ruben Loftus-Cheek are the players that at the time of writing this article, have left on loan deals.
There have also been some notable departures from the English Premier League club including: Juan Cuadrado, Asmir Begovic and Nemanja Matic.
This is a significant amount of players that have made their way out of Stamford Bridge and other managers have voiced their thoughts saying that it might not be such a good idea for Antonio Conte to do this, especially considering the busy season that lies ahead of Chelsea.
The 48 year old Italian manager of Chelsea Antonio Conte has recently emerged and responded by saying:
“I’m not looking for sympathy of any coaches for this situation. This is my message. The situation is clear. If the club decides to send on loan players for their development it’s because these players are not ready to play for Chelsea.”
It’s simple. I think I’m the coach of this team. My aim is to try to improve my players, to try to improve my team.
“I repeat: my only task is to focus on the pitch, what happens on the pitch, during the training session to work with my players. This must be my focus during this period. The club knows very well what my opinion is. And then I repeat: the club is trying to do their best on the transfer market.”