"I think he's ready to start, he's ready to come on during the game and have a good impact", Conte said.
"They try to create problems between me, the club and the players".
"It is a lack of respect". I don't like to see managers sacked.
"I don't think [the last few months] could have gone any worse", Drinkwater told Chelsea TV after the game, which was won thanks to goals from Antonio Rudiger and Willian.
"Last season was very hard for him, but it was also hard for me". If someone is happy to continue to write this, I answer very well in the past.
One report claimed that Chelsea players have contacted Steve Holland, Conte's former No. 2 who is now assistant manager to England boss Gareth Southgate, to express dissatisfaction with the Italian's demands in training. "I'm ready. But don't put another person [in it], I hate this kind of situation". "I don't care what the newspaper writes about my future because this is our job and Carlo is my friend".
N'Golo Kante returned to full training this week.
The Belgium global has shown a good deal more promise in the early weeks of this campaign, scoring seven times in 11 matches, and played a key role off the bench as Chelsea beat Watford last weekend.
Even before winning the Premier League title in his first season, Conte was apparently frustrated by Chelsea's recruitment policy last summer.
The Chelsea manager is understood to be under growing pressure from above with his side nine points off the Premier League summit. "I preferred to give him the opportunity to play from the start because he needs to play, to find the right tempo and rhythm of the game".