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Antonio Conte admits Chelsea are in trouble ahead of Tottenham clash

Antonio Conte admits his side are in trouble (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was downbeat about his side’s prospects for the season ahead of their FA Cup semi-final clash against Tottenham this weekend.

The Blues have seen their lead at the top of the Premier League table cut to just four points after recent shock defeats to Crystal Palace and Manchester United, and are suffering major injuries at the worst possible time.

Thibaut Courtois and Marcos Alonso missed last weekend’s game at Old Trafford, while Gary Cahill has now been ruled out of Saturday’s clash against Spurs at Wembley.
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Chelsea have had a growing number of injury problems (Picture: Getty)

Speaking ahead of the game, Conte admitted his team are ‘in trouble’ ahead of a difficult schedule in the league and cup.

‘This is a situation very clear for us – we are in trouble. But we are ready,’ the Italian said.

‘It’s not a simple situation now for us, because you have to consider that you have to play a semi-final in a great competition.

Source: Mark Brus - The Metro