Conte: Mourinho must look at himself, not Chelsea

Mourinho Conte

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has urged his Manchester United opposite Jose Mourinho to ‘look at himself’ and not his former side.

Conte’s words come after the Manchester United boss appeared to take a swipe at the Italian, who recently bemoaned the injury situation at Stamford Bridge, describing it as an ’emergency situation’ following the 3-3 Champions League draw against Roma.

Seemingly in reference to Conte’s words, Mourinho said that, unlike him, there are other managers who “cry and cry and cry” about injuries.

Conte did not take very kindly to that.

“A lot of time Mourinho has to see what happens at Chelsea,” Conte said.

“A lot of time, also last season, I think he has to think about his team and stop, to look at himself, not the others.”

Conte’s injury woes were worsened on Wednesday as David Luiz and Tiemoue Bakayoko joined N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater on the sidelines.

That leaves Cesc Fabregas as Chelsea’s only recognised senior central midfielder.

“The same players have been going all the time since pre-season,” Conte said. “It’s not about injuries, but trying to get the best out of the team.

“We’ve got three injuries, not seven or eight, but it’s still an emergency situation for us.”