Chelsea gaffer Antonio Conte takes aim at fixture organisers

Antonio Conte coaches Chelsea versus Roma in the Champions League

Antonio Conte has complained that the Premier League title race would be closer had fixtures been arranged more fairly.

A convincing 4-0 victory, courtesy of goals from Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard (2) and Marcos Alonso handed Chelsea all three points, but their boss wasn't completely happy.

Conte explained: "Now it's very hard to think someone can stop them [City]".

"They are having a fantastic run because from the start of the season they've won all apart from one, at home to Everton".

'We played against Atletico Madrid away and we came back at five o'clock in the morning on Thursday and we played on Saturday against Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola Antonio Conte Manchester City Chelsea Premier League
GETTYPep Guardiola and Antonio Conte met at Stamford Bridge days after Chelsea faced Atletico Madrid

'For this reason, I think sometimes whoever prepares this type of fixtures must pay more attention and to give all the teams the same possibility.

The Reds will have an extra day's rest compared to Chelsea ahead of the game, as they face Sevilla on Tuesday in their own Champions League group.

"To win in this way is very important for our confidence, especially now we are going to play an important game on Wednesday", said Conte. But I think in every season there are games [like that].

However, Zappacosta will have competition again soon as Conte has confirmed that he expects Moses to resume full training on Sunday and while he won't be risked for the Champions League clash with Qarabag on Wednesday night, the winger should be back in contention for the trip to Anfield next weekend. "If someone wants more balance in this league they must pay greater attention to preparing the fixtures". Don't forget he didn't work in pre-season because he had surgery after a bad injury with the national team and then played with us after 6 or 7 games from the start of the season.

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