Conte: New signings must adapt to my football

Antonio Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that his new signings will need time to adapt to his football ideas as he moulds a team identity.

The Italian tactician has brought in a few big-name signings with Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger, and Alvaro Morata joining the Blues this transfer window.

Conte will be hoping that the new boys hit the ground running as he eyes a second consecutive Premier League title, but is aware that they may need a bit more time to adjust.

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"It's very important to have the players work with me and understand my idea of football," the former Juventus boss told the official Chelsea website. 

"Bakayoko, for example, doesn’t know anything about my idea of football and he will need a bit of time to adapt and understand. 

"This is the great difficulty for a coach who has an idea of football and wants to give the team an identity. 

"It’s the same now for Morata and Rudiger. If the player arrives as soon as possible it’s easier for me."