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Chelsea Must Do This To Hope To Defend Title - Alan Shearer

12 August 2017

Antonio Conte has warned that Chelsea must bring in more players to have any chance of successfully defending their Premier League title.

Antonio Conte guided Chelsea to the title in his first season in charge but it appears all is not well at Stamford Bridge.

So much for building from a position of strength.

They' have signed Bakayoko, Rudiger and Morata, but got rid off Matic, Loftus Cheek and Diego Costa who is still Chelsea player, but Conte publicly announced that he no longer counts on him.

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Mee believes that Chelsea's new striker Alvaro Morata, who joined from Spanish champions Real Madrid last month, could pose a threat to Burnley defenders but is confident that team will come up with and stick to a solid game plan.

Have they had a disappointing summer transfer-wise?

"But sometimes you must accept this insane transfer market, and sometimes you must accept different decisions".

"It's very important to try to find the right solution, to try to improve the squad", Conte said this week at the Premier League launch.

BT Sport's Frank Lampard explains why he expects former club Chelsea to retain their Premier League title. It was the 2015-16 season and the team finished embarrassingly in 10th place, with coach Jose Mourinho fired before Christmas.

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"I have only played two preseason games, 15 official minutes and a failed penalty and they're already killing me, so I know what's ahead".

Things are more comfortable on the personal front for Conte, who recently signed a new, improved contract and will have his family - wife Elisabetta and daughter Vittoria - living with him in London this season. "This season, at this moment, I agree with people who think this".

The full scope of his influence and importance in Manchester United's performance last night was a single black mark standing over his display - a slip in the build-up to Real Madrid's second goal between Bale and Isco when both Matic and Lindelof were left behind with a silky one-two.

Alvaro Morata believes the knives are already out for him at Chelsea. The Spain striker is even likely to start on the bench against Burnley, with Michy Batshuayi starting. "I think I was very clear; it's not important to repeat it".

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Morata's high transfer fee has subsequently seen the play fall under scrutiny, with some critics quick to question the player's ability following his penalty-kick miss in Sunday's Community Shield defeat against Arsenal. He is backing Manchester United to win the Premier League. For example, in Juve I did not score any more than 20 goals, and I won all the titles except the Champions League final.